Drug Abuse in the Global Village
Drug Abuse in Asia

Measures Taken with Respect to Drug Control in South Asia

Recently enacted laws and regulations:
In 1990, the Government promulgated the Narcotic Control Act, 1990.

Licensing system for manufacture, trade and distribution:
There is a government-controlled licensing system for both narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. No manufacture of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances was reported for 1991.

Control system:
(i) Prescription requirement: There is a prescription requirement for supply or dispensation of preparations containing narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. (ii) Warnings on packages: The law does not require warnings on packages or accompanying leaflet information to safeguard the users of preparations containing narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. (iii) Control of non-treaty substances, if any: None reported. (iv) Other administrative measures: In 1990, the National Narcotic Control Board (NNCB) was established to formulate policies and to coordinate the activities of all agencies concerned with anti-drug work. All Ministers concerned with drug abuse control as well as five leading citizens are members of this board. To assist the NNCB in the discharge of its functions, the Department of Narcotics Control was created.


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