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  196.010.  Definitions. — 1.  For the purpose of sections 196.010 to 196.120:

  (1)  The term "contaminated with filth" applies to any food, drug, device, or cosmetic not securely protected from dust, dirt, and as far as may be necessary by all reasonable means, from all foreign or injurious contaminations;

  (2)  The term "cosmetic" means articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance, and articles intended for use as a component of any such articles, except that such term shall not include soap;

  (3)  The term "device" except when used in subsection 2 of this section and in sections 196.015(10), 196.075(6), 196.100(3) and 196.115(3), means instruments, apparatus, and contrivances, including their components, parts, and accessories, intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or other animals; or to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals;

  (4)  The term "department" shall be construed to mean the department of health and senior services;

  (5)  The term "drug" means (a) articles recognized in the official United States Pharmacopoeia, official Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, or official National Formulary, or any supplement to any of them; and (b) articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or other animals; and (c) articles, other than food, intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals; and (d) articles intended for use as a component of any articles specified in clause (a), (b), or (c); but does not include devices or their components, parts or accessories;

  (6)  The term "federal act" means the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (Title 21 U.S.C. 301 et seq.; 52 Stat. 1040 et seq.);

  (7)  The term "food" means articles used for food or drink for man or other animals, chewing gum, and articles used for components of any such article;

  (8)  The term "immediate container" does not include package liners;

  (9)  The term "label" means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon the immediate container of any article; and a requirement made by or under authority of sections 196.010 to 196.120 that any word, statement, or other information appearing on the label shall not be considered to be complied with unless such word, statement, or other information also appears on the outside container or wrapper, if any there be, of the retail package of such article, or is easily legible through the outside container or wrapper;

  (10)  The term "labeling" means all labels and other written, printed, or graphic matter upon any article or any of its containers or wrappers, or accompanying such article;

  (11)  The term "new drug" means any drug the composition of which is such that such drug is not generally recognized, among experts qualified by scientific training and experience to evaluate the safety of drugs, as safe for use under the conditions prescribed, recommended or suggested in the labeling thereof; or any drug the composition of which is such that such drug, as a result of investigations to determine its safety for use under such conditions, has become so recognized, but which has not, otherwise than in such investigations, been used to a material extent or for a material time under such conditions;

  (12)  The term "official compendium" means the official United States Pharmacopoeia, official Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, official National Formulary, or any supplement to any of them;

  (13)  The term "person" includes individual, partnership, corporation, and association.

  2.  If an article is alleged to be misbranded because the labeling is misleading, then in determining whether the labeling is misleading, there shall be taken into account, among other things, not only representations made or suggested by statement, word, design, device, sound, or in any combination thereof, but also the extent to which the labeling fails to reveal facts material in the light of such representations or material with respect to consequences which may result from the use of the article to which the labeling relates under the conditions of use prescribed in the labeling thereof or under such conditions of use as are customary or usual.

  3.  The representation of a drug, in its labeling, as an antiseptic shall be considered to be a representation that it is a germicide, except in the case of a drug purporting to be, or represented as, an antiseptic for inhibitory use as a wet dressing, ointment, dusting powder, or such other use as involves prolonged contact with the body.

  4.  The provisions of sections 196.010 to 196.120 regarding the selling of food, drugs, devices, or cosmetics, shall be considered to include the manufacture, production, processing, packing, exposure, offer, possession, and holding of any such article for sale and the sale, dispensing, and giving of any such article, and the supplying of any such articles in the conduct of any food, drug, or cosmetic establishment.

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(L. 1943 p. 559 § 9857)


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