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Drugs and Magic Remedies, 1954

3. Prohibition of advertisement of certain drugs for treatment of certain diseases and disorders. -

Subject to the provisions of this Act, no person shall take any part in the publication of any advertisement referring to any drug in terms, which suggest or are calculated to lead to the use of, that drug for-

(a) The procurement of miscarriage in women or prevention of conception in women; or

(b) The maintenance or improvements of the capacity of human beings for sexual pleasure; or

(c) The correction of menstrual disorder in women; or

(d) The diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of any disease, disorder or condition specified in the Schedule, or any other disease, disorder or condition (by whatsoever name called) which may be specified in the rules made under this Act;

Provided that no such rule shall be made except-

(i) In respect of any disease, disorder or condition which requires timely treatment in consultation with a registered medical practitioner or for which there are normally no accepted remedies, and

(ii) After consultation with the Drugs Technical Advisory Board constituted under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 (23 of 1940), and, if the Central Government considers necessary, with such other persons having special knowledge or practical experience in respect of Ayurvedic or Unani systems of medicines as that Government deems fit.

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