430 MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE, .
Poisons kept in a retail shop or premises used in connection therewith
must be stored—
(a) in a cupboard or drawer reserved solely for the -storage of poisons;
(b) in a part of the premises separated from the remainder of the
premises and to which customers are not permitted to have access.
Poisons must be kept in containers impervious to the poison and suffi-
ciently stout to prevent leakage arising from the ordinary risks of handling
A poison sold by retail must be labelled with the word " Poison " in such
language or languages as the Central Government may prescribe by noti-
fication in the Official Gazette.
The container of a medicine made up ready for the treatment of human
ailments must be labelled with the word " Poison ", if it contains a poison.
The container of an embrocation, liniment, lotion, liquid antiseptic or
other liquid medicine for external application, which is made up ready for
the treatment of human ailments must be labelled with the words " Poison ".
" For external use only ", if it contains a poison.
The container of a medicine made up ready for the treatment of animals
must be labelled with the words "Poison". " For animal treatment only ",
if the medicine contains a poison.
The container of a medicine which is not made up ready for treatment
must be labelled with the word " Poison ", if the medicine contains a poison,
Explanation.—A medicine must be deemed to be made up ready for
treatment if it is made up and labelled with a dose ready for use, whether
after or without dilution.
Schedule H to the Rules contains a list of the following poisons which
are subject to special restrictions both,with regard to labelling, sale and
prescribing (Rule 65, clauses 9, 10 and 11 and Rule 97): —
Amidopyrine: its salts.
Barbituric acid: its salts; derivatives of barbituric acid; their salts; compounds of
barbituric acid, its salts, its derivatives, their salts, with any other substance: provided
that compounds, the barbituric acid content of which does not exceed 50 milligrammes
in a single therap'eutic dose, shall be exempted.
Dinitrocresols j dinitronaphthols ; dinitrophenols ; dinitroihymols.
Para-aminobenzenesulphonamide; its salts; derivatives of para-aminobenzene-
sulphonamide having any of the hydrogen atoms of the para-amino group or of the
sulphonamide group substituted by another radical; their salts but excluding prepara-
tions and dressings containing these for external use.
Phenylcmchoninic acid; Salicyl-cinchoninic acid; their salts; their esters.
Sulphonal; akyl sulphonals.
The restrictions provide that these substances should be labelled with
the words " SCHEDULE H DRUG Warning.—To be sold by retail on the
prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner only "t and hence these
substances must not be sold by retail except on and in accordance with a
prescription of a registered medical practitioner provided that no prescrip-
tion shall be required for sale or supply to a registered medical practitioner,
.hospital, infirmary or an institution approved by the order of a licensing
For the purposes ofthese rules a prescription must-
fa) be in writing and signed by the person giving it with, his usual
signature and be dated by him;
(b) specify the name and address of the person for whose treatment it