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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 17. Food and Drugs
- Chapter 20. Alaska Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
- Section 370. Definitions.
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AS 17.20.370. Definitions.
In this chapter,
- (1) "advertisement" means a representation disseminated, other than by labeling, for the purpose of inducing, or which is
likely to induce directly or indirectly the purchase of food, drugs, devices, or cosmetics;
- (2) "antiseptic", in the labeling or advertisement of a drug, is 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 other use involving prolonged contact with the body;
- (3) "aquatic farm" has the meaning given in AS 16.40.199
- (4) "aquatic farm product" has the meaning given in AS 16.40.199
- (5) "contaminated with filth" means food, drug, device, or cosmetic not securely protected from dust, dirt, and as far as
necessary by all reasonable means, from foreign or injurious contamination;
- (6) "cosmetic" means an article intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise
applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance, and an
article intended for use as a component of an article enumerated in this paragraph; except that the term does not
include soap intended for cleansing purposes only;
- (7) "device" except when used in AS 17.20.040
(a)(6), 17.20.090(3), 17.20.150(3), 17.20.290(a)(10) and 17.20.300 means an instrument, apparatus, and
contrivance, including its components, parts, and accessories, intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation,
treatment, or prevention of disease in man or animal; or to affect the structure or function of the body of man or
- (8) "drug" means an article recognized in the official United States Pharmacopoeia, official Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of
the United States, or official National Formulary; an article intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation,
treatment, or prevention of disease in man or animal; an article other than food, intended to affect the structure or
function of the body of man or animal; and an article intended for use as component of an article specified in this
paragraph but does not include devices or their components, parts, or accessories;
- (9) [Repealed, Sec. 4 ch 8 SLA 2002].
- (10) "federal act" means the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. 301 - 392; 52 Stat. 1040 - 1059;
- (11) "fish or fisheries products" means any aquatic animal, including amphibians, or aquatic plants or parts of those
plants, animals, or amphibians that are usable as human food.
- (12) "food" means an article used for food or drink for man or animal, chewing gum, and articles used for components of
either of them;
- (13) "immediate container" does not include a package liner;
- (14) "label" means a display of written, printed or graphic matter upon the immediate container of an article; however, a
requirement made by or under authority of this chapter that a word, statement, or other information appear on the label
is not complied with unless the word, statement, or other information also appears on the outside container or wrapper
of the retail package, if there is one, or is easily legible through the outside container or wrapper;
- (15) "labeling" means the label and other written, printed, or graphic matter upon an article or its container or wrapper
accompanying the article;
- (16) "new drug" means a drug the composition of which is such that it 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 of it; or a drug the composition of which is such that the 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 these investigations, been used to a material extent or for a material time under those conditions;
- (17) "official compendium" means the official United States Pharmacopoeia, official Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United
States, official National Formulary, or supplements to them.
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