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2016 Florida Statutes

Chapter 859
POISONS; ADULTERATED DRUGS
CHAPTER 859
CHAPTER 859
POISONS; ADULTERATED DRUGS
859.01 Poisoning food or water.
859.02 Selling certain poisons by registered pharmacists and others.
859.04 Provisions concerning poisons.
859.08 Penalty for selling adulterated drugs.
859.01 Poisoning food or water.Whoever introduces, adds, or mingles any poison, bacterium, radioactive material, virus, or chemical compound with food, drink, medicine, or any product designed to be ingested, consumed, or applied to the body with intent to kill or injure another person, or willfully poisons or introduces, adds, or mingles any bacterium, radioactive material, virus, or chemical compound into any spring, well, or reservoir of water with such intent, commits a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.s. 4, ch. 1637, 1868; RS 2658; GS 3587; RGS 5515; CGL 7675; s. 1078, ch. 71-136; s. 1, ch. 2001-358.
859.02 Selling certain poisons by registered pharmacists and others.Any violation of the law, relative to sale of poisons, not specially provided for, shall constitute a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.083.
History.s. 8, ch. 3880, 1889; GS 1906, 3604; RGS 5526; CGL 7692; s. 1079, ch. 71-136.
859.04 Provisions concerning poisons.
(1) It is unlawful for any person not a registered pharmacist to retail any poisons enumerated below: Arsenic and all its preparations, corrosive sublimate, white and red precipitate, biniodide of mercury, cyanide of potassium, hydrocyanic acid, strychnine, and all other poisonous vegetable alkaloids and their salts, and the essential oil of almonds, opium, and its preparations of opium containing less than two grains to the ounce, aconite, belladonna, colchicum, conium, nux vomica, henbane, savin, ergot, cotton root, cantharides, creosote, veratrum digitalis, and their pharmaceutical preparations, croton oil, chloroform, chloral hydrate, sulphate of zinc, mineral acids, carbolic and oxalic acids; and she or he shall label the box, vessel, or paper in which said poison is contained with the name of the article, the word “poison,” and the name and place of business of the seller.
(2) No person shall deliver or sell any poisons enumerated above unless upon due inquiry it be found that the purchaser is aware of its poisonous character and represents that it is to be used for a legitimate purpose. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the dispensing of poisons in not unusual quantities or doses upon the prescriptions of practitioners of medicine.
(3) Any violation of this section shall render the principal of said store guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.083. However, this section shall not apply to manufacturers making and selling at wholesale any of the above poisons. Each box, vessel, or paper in which said poison is contained shall be labeled with the name of the article, the word “poison,” and the name and place of business of the seller.
History.s. 8, ch. 3380, 1889; RS 822; GS 3606; RGS 5528; CGL 7694; s. 1081, ch. 71-136; s. 1386, ch. 97-102.
859.08 Penalty for selling adulterated drugs.Every registered pharmacist, and the owner or proprietor of any store dealing in drugs or medicines, shall be held responsible for the quality of all drugs, chemicals, or medicines he or she may sell or dispense, with the exception of those sold in the original packages of the manufacturer and those known as proprietary; and any person who fraudulently adulterates, for the purpose of sale, any drug or medicine or sells any fraudulently adulterated drug or medicine, knowing the same to be adulterated, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083, and such adulterated drugs and medicine shall be forfeited and destroyed under the direction of the court; and if the offender be a registered pharmacist, his or her name shall be stricken from the register.
History.s. 8, ch. 6890, 1915; RGS 5532; CGL 7698; s. 1084, ch. 71-136; s. 1389, ch. 97-102.