Medicines Act 1981

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37 Powers of Minister to prohibit import, etc, of medicines


The Minister may from time to time, by notice in the Gazette, prohibit the import, manufacture, packing, sale, possession, supply, administration, or other use of medicines of any specified description or medical devices of any specified kind, either absolutely or subject to such conditions as he thinks fit, for any specified period not exceeding 1 year; but he shall not exercise this power more than once in respect of medicines or medical devices so specified.


Where the Minister gives a notice under subsection (1), he shall, on the written request of any person, state his reasons for doing so.


Every person commits an offence against this Act who contravenes any notice given under subsection (1).

Compare: 1960 No 97 s 28; 1967 No 108 s 3