—(1) The Minister may by order specify any description or class of articles or substances appearing to him to be articles or substances which are not medicinal products but are manufactured, sold, supplied, imported or exported for use wholly or partly for a medicinal purpose or for a cosmetic, and may by the order direct that, subject to such exceptions and modifications as may be specified in the order, such provisions of this Act as may be so specified (including provisions so specified which relate to offences or penalties) shall have effect in relation to articles or substances of that description or class as those provisions have effect in relation to medicinal products.
(1A) An order under subsection (1) may —
apply to any class or description of chewing gum that is intended for use in promoting dental health or oral hygiene; and
require the chewing gum to be sold or supplied by prescription or by or under the supervision of a pharmacist.
(2) In this section, “cosmetic” means any article intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled or sprayed on, or introduced into, or otherwise applied to, the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering the appearance, and includes a deodorant or any depilatory substance but does not include a soap.