# Laws of Pharmacy

This act prohibits the sale of adulterated or mislabeled food, drinks and drugs
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This act made the food and Drug Act more comprehensive to include cosmetics. The act also defines misbranding or adulteration of drugs to be illegal, This act requires drug companies to provide package inserts,requires that habit-forming drugs be labeled "may be habit forming" , requires that a new drug has to be proven safe under FDA guidelines before marketing
This act distinguishes legend drugs(prescription) from the over the counter drugs (OTC). This act requires companies to label legend drugs "Caution:Federal law prohibits dispensing without a prescription", requires physician supervision for the purchase of legend drugs. Also, over the counter drugs without medical supervision are required to have on the label: Product Name, Name and Address of manufacturer, Active ingredients, quantities of all other ingredients whether active or not
This act streamlines the process for granting approval of generic drugs. It also give manufacturers incentives to develop new drugs by giving patent extensions. This act allows generic drug companies the ability to rely on safety and efficacy findings of an innovator's drug after the expiration of the patent.