Provision

Whoever, knowing any drug or medical preparation to have been adulterated in such a manner as to lessen its efficacy, to change its operation, or to render it noxious, sells the same, or offers or exposes it for sale, or issues it from any dispensary for medicinal purposes as unadulterated, or causes it to be used for medicinal purposes by any person not knowing of the 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

Whoever, having knowledge that any drug or medical preparation has been so adulterated as to lessen its efficacy, or to change its operation, or to render it noxious, either sells the same or offers or exposes it for sale, or issues it from any dispensary for medicinal purposes as without adulteration, or causes it to be used for medicinal purposes by any person who does not know that it is adulterated, 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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