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    Subdivision 1. Definition. Distressed drugs shall mean drugs or medicines which have
been subjected to accident, fire, flood, adverse temperatures, or other physical influences which
could affect the potency, quality, purity, or efficacy of such drug or medicine could otherwise
cause the drug or medicine to be adulterated or misbranded within the meaning of the provisions
of this chapter.
    Subd. 2. Prohibition. No person shall sell, barter, vend, give away, or exchange distressed
drugs until the board has determined that such drugs are not adulterated or misbranded within
the meaning of this chapter.
    Subd. 3. Notification. Every person who owns or controls distressed drugs shall immediately
notify the board of the existence of such drugs and the location thereof and the board shall
promptly cause an inspection and examination to be made of such drugs.
    Subd. 3a. Importation. No person may import distressed drugs into this state without
notification to the board of the source, destination, kind and quantity of such drugs. Such drugs
may not be sold or offered for sale without written approval of the board. The board shall grant
such approval when the applicant has clearly demonstrated that such distressed drugs were
inspected on the site within a reasonable period after the occurrence set forth in subdivision 1 by
an agency of the foreign state satisfactory to the board and the furnishing of a written certification
by such agency in such form as is satisfactory to the board indicating that there is no reasonable
cause to believe the drugs are not adulterated or misbranded. Nothing herein shall be construed
to prevent the board from exerting its authority and rights set forth in section 151.38 after such
drugs have entered this state.
    Subd. 4. Board certification. The board shall, within 30 days of such notification, indicate
whether or not it has probable cause to believe that such drugs are adulterated or misbranded
within the meaning of this chapter. If the board determines that no such probable cause exists, it
shall furnish the owner or person having control of such drugs a written certificate to that effect.
If the board has probable cause to believe that the drugs are adulterated or misbranded, it shall
follow the procedure set forth in section 151.38.
History: 1969 c 933 s 20; 1971 c 24 s 14; 1973 c 639 s 10; 1986 c 444

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