6. Functions, duties and powers of Committee

6. Functions, duties and powers of Committee

6. Functions, duties and powers of Committee:

(1) It shall be the duty of the Committee to give advice to the Department of Drugs Administration on technical matters as to the research, development and control of drugs.
(2) In addition to giving advice pursuant to sub-rule (1), the Committee may also give advice on the following matters:
(a) To formulate the standards of drugs, fix other scientific and technical methods for the related test or analysis,
(b) To prepare Nepal pharmacopeias and other related literatures,
(c) To give recognize to pharmacopeias or literatures of other countries for purposes of work until the  pharmacopeias or literatures as referred to in Clause (b) are approved and enforced by the Government of Nepal,
(d) To formulate codes for purposes of doing, or causing to be done, the following acts:
(1) To produce, dispense, sell, distribute, export,  import, transport, storage and consume any drugs
or ingredients thereof so that such drugs or  ingredients are publicly safe, efficacious and  qualitative,
(2) To prevent the improper use or misuse of drugs or  ingredients thereof,
(3) To prevent false or misleading publicity or advertisement on the use and utility of drugs or
ingredients thereof,
(4) To return the drugs which are not publicly safe, effective and qualitative proposed to be or already sold and distributed to the manufacturer of such drugs,
(5) To issue by the manufacturer of a drug a guarantee letter that the drug is publicly safe, effective and qualitative, prior to the sale and distribution of the drug,
(6) To safely retain narcotic and poisonous drugs, sell and distribute such drugs and maintain records of the drugs so sold and distributed and prescribe format thereof,
(e) To prepare basic matters on classification of systems and groups or sub-groups of drugs, and prescribe necessary
terms on the production, sale, distribution, export, import, use, storage and consumption of the drugs as per
such classification,
(f) To give recognition to pharmacists or persons having experiences on drugs,
(g) To prescribe qualifications of and give recognition to professionals,
(h) To form sub-committees of any member or member secretary or members of the Committee for the performance of the functions prescribed by the Committee.