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151.26 EXCEPTIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Generally. Nothing in this chapter shall subject a person duly licensed in this
state to practice medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine, to inspection by the State Board of
Pharmacy, nor prevent the person from administering drugs, medicines, chemicals, or poisons
in the person's practice, nor prevent a duly licensed practitioner from furnishing to a patient
properly packaged and labeled drugs, medicines, chemicals, or poisons as may be considered
appropriate in the treatment of such patient; unless the person is engaged in the dispensing, sale,
or distribution of drugs and the board provides reasonable notice of an inspection.
Except for the provisions of section 151.37, nothing in this chapter applies to or interferes
with the dispensing, in its original package and at no charge to the patient, of a legend drug, other
than a controlled substance, that was packaged by a manufacturer and provided to the dispenser
for distribution as a professional sample.
Nothing in this chapter shall prevent the sale of drugs, medicines, chemicals, or poisons
at wholesale to licensed physicians, dentists and veterinarians for use in their practice, nor
to hospitals for use therein.
Nothing in this chapter shall prevent the sale of drugs, chemicals, or poisons either at
wholesale or retail for use for commercial purposes, or in the arts, nor interfere with the sale of
insecticides, as defined in Minnesota Statutes 1974, section 24.069, and nothing in this chapter
shall prevent the sale of common household preparations and other drugs, chemicals, and poisons
sold exclusively for use for nonmedicinal purposes.
Nothing in this chapter shall apply to or interfere with the vending or retailing of any
nonprescription medicine or drug not otherwise prohibited by statute which is prepackaged, fully
prepared by the manufacturer or producer for use by the consumer, and labeled in accordance with
the requirements of the state or federal Food and Drug Act; nor to the manufacture, wholesaling,
vending, or retailing of flavoring extracts, toilet articles, cosmetics, perfumes, spices, and other
commonly used household articles of a chemical nature, for use for nonmedicinal purposes.
Nothing in this chapter shall prevent the sale of drugs or medicines by licensed pharmacists at
a discount to persons over 65 years of age.
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1973 c 639 s 11]
History: (5808-27) 1937 c 354 s 27; 1953 c 76 s 5; 1969 c 627 s 1; 1971 c 192 s 1; 1973 c
639 s 8; 1Sp1981 c 4 art 1 s 82; 1986 c 444; 1988 c 550 s 16