Section 16-254 Drugs, nostrums and medicines.


    (a) Any person who shall distribute any drugs, nostrums, medicines or samples containing any such things, anywhere in the city, whether licensed or not, except by actual delivery thereof to some person over the age of sixteen (16) years, or any person who shall distribute or deposit any such things in or near any school or other place where children might obtain them, shall upon conviction, be deemed guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

    (b) For purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the meanings designated:

    (1)     Drugs and medicines shall mean substances or preparations prescribed by duly licensed physicians intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.

    (2)     Nostrums shall mean substances or preparations usually of secret composition and recommended by the preparer for use as a drug or medicine, but without scientific proof of their effectiveness.

(Ord. No. 10651, § 1(7.1140), 7-15-85)

     Editor's note--Section 1 of Ord. No. 10651, adopted July 15, 1985, reenacted § 7.1140 of the 1964 Code, which provisions have been included herein at the discretion of the editor as § 16-254.