Provision

Whoever adulterates any drug or medical preparation in such a manner as to lessen the efficacy or change the operation of such drug or medical preparation, or to make it noxious, intending that it shall be sold or used for, or knowing it to be likely that it will be sold or used for, any medicinal purpose, as it had not undergone such adulteration, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.


Simply Put

The section states that whoever adulterates any drug or medical preparation is such a manner as to lessen either the efficacy of the same or change its operation, or to make it noxious, with the intention that it shall either be sold or used for, or with the knowledge that it is likely that it will either be sold or used for, any medicinal purpose, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to six months, or with fine extending up to one thousand rupees, or with both.



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