How to Start Generic Medicine Drug Store?

Query:
Our charitable trust want to open generic medicines drug store in Gurudwara sahib. We need to know the whole procedure for license requirements and legal formalities.
Response:
For Generic medicine store, you also need to take Retail Drug License as required for a general chemist shop. You should have minimum of 10 square meter area in shop or room where you want to open medicine store. All requirements, licenses and procedure for opening medicine store, you can read at our article: How to start Chemist Shop in India?
One most important person you will require for it is a Pharmacist. You have to visit Drug Inspector Office (will be situated in your district head quarter) first to know complete procedure for opening medicine shop in your area.
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How to start-up pharma company by Pharmacy Student?

Query:
Hi sir I’m pharmacy student. I read your article on internet now i am studied in B. pharma final year and I want to start up my pvt pharma company but i don’t have any idea regarding that…so my questions are..
1. How to start up pharma company & whats are the different steps for that ?
2. What should i do for that(pvt company) after completing of my degree?
Sir you can reply me in marathi, hindi or in english language also.
Response:
Its good to think about start-up pharma company but we will advise you to get few years experience in Pharmaceutical Sector. Pharmaceutical sector is complex one and you should get some knowledge of pharmaceutical sector.

For starting pharma company, Read requirements for start-up companies in our below two linked articles:

For knowing Pharma Marketing Company click here

For knowing Pharma Manufacturing Company Click here

Here we have mentioned complete detail for starting pharma company. In marketing company article, you will also find requirements of private limited company registration or click here

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How to set-up Pcd marketing after Retirement

Query:

I have read your article on PCD marketing. Quiet interesting and informative also. Recently i took my early retirement from a leading MNC after putting 30 years of service. My association with Dermatologists is very strong, but little hesitant to start my own PCD. Can you please suggest some good DERMA pcd company with unique brands. I happened to see some brands of —— and has some different formulations. I would like to seek your opinion on this subject. Please suggest

Response:

PCD marketing is great way for you to earn income after your retirement. As we discussed in Article about PCD marketing, you can start own marketing by taking pcd/franchise of any company.

You have two option either you can prescribed your own marketed products or you can prescribed pcd brands from doctors to start own business.

List of Derma Manufacturing companies check here

We don’t recommend any company to anyone. You can contact directly to companies and ask for product list, net rates and mrp etc.

For How to set-up pharma distribution? Read our article; How to set-up franchise Marketing?

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How to Advertise Over the Counter (OTC) products?

Query:

Directions for OTC products marketing and advertisement procedure…

Response:

Read about: What are the Over the Counter Products? How to start OTC Products Company in India?

You can advertise OTC as general products. OTC products can be sold without prescription. You can directly promote it to chemists/Pharmacy and general public. You can advertise your OTC drug brands through electronic, paper, digital and social media channels.

OTC drugs are defined as the drugs which are safe and effective for the use of common public without consultant or prescription of medical practitioner. But you have to be careful in few aspects. You OTC marketing and advertisement should be cautions about some following things:

  • It should not be Prescription drug
  • Your advertisement should not be misleading
  • It should not promote misuse of that drug

For doing effective OTC marketing, you have prepare a business plan. OTC is best way to build brand or we can say it is one of most efficient way for brand building. OTC drugs marketing is time and money consuming process. OTC market is also competitive one. You have to work hard to beat your competitors along with better quality and approach to customers.

OTC marketing and advertisement approach depend at your budget. If you have budget issue, start with cheaper tool of marketing. Door to door marketing is most cheaper and efficient way to market your product. Promote your product by visiting chemist & retailers regularly and convince them to sell your products. Slowly increase marketing budget and way of advertisement.

If you don’t have budget problem, you can also use advertisement tools like news paper, T.V. etc.

Read: How does a brand Set in Market? How much time require to build a Brand?

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How to Start Pharmaceutical Company (Marketing & Manufacturing)?

Starting a Pharmaceutical company is a dream project for every pharma professional. But most of us haven’t start own pharmaceutical venture due to lack of knowledge and procedure to start pharmaceutical company. Here we will try to help you to start your own pharmaceutical company. This article we cover complete detail that is necessary to start pharmaceutical company.

We can divide pharmaceutical companies in two parts:

  1. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company
  2. Pharmaceutical Marketing Company

These are two basic types of pharmaceutical companies. These can be further divided into following parts based upon their marketing, sale and work basis irrespective of marketing and/or manufacturing type.

  1. Pharmaceutical Branded/Ethical Company
  2. Pharmaceutical Generic Company
  3. Pharmaceutical Franchise Company
  4. Pharmaceutical Pcd Company
  5. Pharmaceutical Specialty company e.g. Derma, ophthalmic, cardiac etc
  6. Pharmaceutical Export Company
  7. Pharmaceutical Import Company
  8. Pharmaceutical OTC company
  9. Pharmaceutical Distribution Company
  10. And many more

A manufacturing company can be marketing company at same time if they are doing own marketing also along with manufacturing. Manufacturing company also require to fulfill marketing company licenses and requirements to market, sell and distribute products.

There are different procedures to start marketing and manufacturing pharmaceutical company. In this article we will cover licences, procedure, documents, qualifications and requirements to fulfill criteria for marketing company and manufacturing company. First we will discuss about requirements, licenses required and Licencing authority for granting licenses for manufacturing company. Later in article will discuss about marketing/distribution/trading company.

How to start Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company

Requirements:

  • Plant and Building (As per WHO:GMP and/or Your Country Law like in India, As per Drug and Cosmetic Act)
  • Technical Staff i.e. Approved Manufacturing Chemist and Approved Analytical Chemist
  • Machinery and Lab Equipment
  • Office Accessories
  • Machine Men and Workers
  • Electricity Supply
  • Water Supply
  • HVAC unit
  • List of medicines to be manufactured
  • Non Objection Certificate if required

Licences Required:

  • Company Registration (in case proprietorship you may skip this process)
  • Manufacturing License
  • Laboratory License
  • Wholesale Drug License
  • Goods and Service Tax Number

Licensing Authority for Manufacturing License:

Licensing Authority is a department and/or authorized person by government to grant, renew, issue and suspend license for any manufacturing unit. In case of manufacturing unit Drug Control Officer of concern state is a licensing authority for pharmaceutical manufacturing unit. Licensing Authority office is generally located at State Capital and/or Zonal basis for big states. You have to apply to licencing authority for granting of manufacturing license.

For new drugs, blood and blood products, IV fluids, vaccines and sera in India approval and licensing, Licensing authority is Drug Controller General of India.

How to apply?

Once you have completed all requirements and documents, you can visit to state drug control office for submitting your file for granting of manufacturing license. Most of state has started online application submission and/or some states still use manual file submission. You may have to visit number of times to licensing authority for it. Once you have submitted your application. Licensing Authority will intimate inspection schedule for your manufacturing unit through mail, phone and/or manually as applicable.

Inspection:

Inspection is conducted by joint team of State Drug Control Office and District Drug control office and/or with central drug authority. All facilities, technical staff detail, machineries and particulars are inspected according to submitted application and as per Drug and Cosmetic Act & Rules.

In case, all requirements and documents are find to be satisfactory, a license is issued by concerning drug authority for manufacturing of medicines in enclosed list with manufacturing license application.

 

Only Manufacturing License and Laboratory License processes are different for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company from Pharmaceutical Marketing Company. Remaining processes are same for both types of companies. Manufacturing Company also require wholesale drug license. Wholesale Drug License Procedure we have discussed in how to start pharmaceutical marketing company section below.

Remaining processes we will discuss later in article. Documents also we will discuss in end. You can skip to end to read documents required for each process. One of main critical step is trade mark registration. Trade Mark registration is important for protection of company name and brand names.

How to Start Pharmaceutical Marketing Company

Requirements:

  • Premises (Cemented and well furnished floor and walls, concrete roof etc)
  • Competent Person i.e. Pharmacist or Experience Person
  • Office Accessories
  • Freeze and Air conditioner if asked for
  • Electricity Supply

Licences Required:

  • Company Registration (in case proprietorship you can skin this process)
  • Wholesale Drug License
  • Goods and Service Tax Number
  • FSSAI Registration (In case of selling Food and Dietary Supplements also)

License Authority for Wholesale Drug License:

Licensing Authority is a department and/or authorized person by government to grant, renew, issue and suspend license for wholesale drug licence. In case of wholesale drug license Senior Drug Inspector and/or Drug Inspector of concern district is a licensing authority for pharmaceutical marketing company. Licensing Authority office is generally located at District Head quarter and/or combined for two or more districts in some regions. You have to apply to licencing authority for granting and issuing of wholesale drug license.

How to apply?

Once you have completed all requirements and documents, you have to visit District drug control office in your district for submitting your file for granting of wholesale drug license. Most of state has started online application submission and/or some states still use manual file submission. You may have to visit number of times to licensing authority for it. Once you have submitted your application online, you still need to submit your uploaded documents physically at licencing authority office . Licensing Authority will intimate inspection schedule for your premises inspection through mail, phone and/or manually as applicable.

Inspection:

Inspection is conducted by District Senior Drug Inspector and/or Drug Inspector. All facilities, competent person details and other particulars are inspected according to submitted application and as per Drug and Cosmetic Act & Rules.

In case, all requirements and documents are find to be satisfactory, a license is issued by concerning drug authority for sale, stock, exhibit and distribute of medicines for wholesale.

How to Register Company in India (Company Registration)?

There are four types of pharmaceutical companies mostly registered under Company Act.

  • One Person Company
  • Private Limited Company
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Public Limited Company

Each type of company has different requirements and eligibility. There are certain criteria fixed by Government of India for registration your company in any type. Ministry of corporate affair regulated company registration through Company Act 1956, 2013 and allied Acts. You can register your company through ministry of corporate affairs website.

Most of us will not take burden to apply for company registration by own self if we can get company registration consultants easily. Most of Chartered Accounts and Sale Tax/income Tax Advocates do this work with small consultancy fees. Search for CA and other agencies that deal in company registration nearby you and apply for company registration.

If you want to apply your own then you can visit at http://www.mca.gov.in/ and follow the process to apply for company registration.

How to apply for Goods and Service Tax Identification Number:

GST is essential in India for doing any type of business/trading but below 20 lac annual turnover, there is no requirement of GSTIN registration. GST registration is compulsory to obtain within 30 days after exceeding turnover above 20 lac. Unlike VAT, GST is valid in all states. It can be applied through portal provided by state government and/or center government.

Like company registration, you can outsource work of for GSTIN registration through CA and other agencies. If you want to apply for GSTIN by own then Go to www.gst.gov.in. There will be the two options: New User and Existing User. Click at New User, Enter your detail for apply GST, Enter you mobile number and Email Address of the authorized signatory of the business entity. This number and e-mail will be used for all future communication from the GST portal.

You will receive a OTP at mobile number and e-mail id you entered in previous step. Enter this OTP. After that follow all steps and enter information and scanned images of documents as mentioned in Provisional Registration form. After completion of this process, you have been successfully applied for GSTIN registration.

We will recommend you to let your CA do this work for you. They will charge some fees but it worth for work, they know better than you and us.

How to apply for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) Registration

If you want to market food and dietary supplements along with medicines and drug then you also have to apply for FSSAI registration. This is a simple registration process which you need to apply online by visiting at FSSAI website. After applying application online, you also have to submit your documents manually at FSSAI officer’s office appointed by FSSAI department at district head quarter or at specific location. Office detail can be found at FSSAI website and/or contact number provided at their website.

This is applicable for marketing and selling of food & dietary supplements only. If you are a manufacturing food & dietary supplements then you have to apply for Food and Dietary Supplement manufacturing license at FSSAI website. This process is also online and has to submit documents at food officer’s office.

Documents and requirements are different for license and registration process. There are three type of categories under FSSAI.

  • Central License
  • State License
  • Registration

You can apply as per your need. If you are marketing, only registration could be ok but if you have large turnover you have to take state license from FSSAI. For manufacturing, you can opt for state license and/or central license as per your requirement.

Note: For granting FSSAI manufacturing license separate building and premises is necessary.

What will be Procedure and sequence to proceed for Starting Pharmaceutical Company

Important Step in starting Pharmaceutical Company

  • Taking Experience in pharmaceutical sector by doing job and/or indulge with any already established company/firm.
  • Take training if you don’t have experience in pharmaceutical sector
  • Choose Location of Business. Search for shop/building/premises for office, licenses and stock. It may be rented or owned but there should be adequate space as per government norm.
  • Research and Prepare list of all molecule and combinations, you want to manufacture and/or marketing.
  • Finalize Company Name and Brand Names of all products. Be sure these don’t resemble to any other company or brand already working in Market. Due to presence of thousand of brands and companies, it becomes difficult to choose unique name but you should try your best. Already registered or in process Trade Name and Company Name you can search at http://ipindiaonline.gov.in/tmrpublicsearch/frmmain.aspx. Trade name in class 5 and Company name at class 35.
  • Appointment of Technical and competent staff

Now we will discuss about documents required for licenses we have discussed above.

Documents Required:

Documents Required for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing License:

List of Documents required to obtain pharmaceutical manufacturing drug license: (May vary state to state):

  • Covering Letter including introduction of applicant with address of the Plant and Administration office
  • Prescribed forms duly filled and signed by the Proprietor / Managing Partner / Managing Director
  • Fees challan in original remitting the required amount of fee in the Head of Account or Original Treasury Challan
  • Documents related to ownership of firm (Proprietorship/Partnership/Company)
  • Affidavit of Proprietor / Partners / Directors etc (Notarized)
  • Address Proof copy duly attested
  • Attested copy of ownership proof/rent agreement/lease deed
  • Affidavit of applicants, manufacturing chemist and quality control chemist
  • List of all technical staff along with photocopy of educational qualification and experience.
  • Blue print of Plan and layout of the premises showing the installation of Machinery and Equipment.
  • Design and layout of HVAC systems if applicable
  • List of medicines intend to be manufactured in manufacturing unit
  • Water Analysis Report
  • Electricity Connection Documents
  • NOC from competent Local Authority like Gram Panchayat , Nagar Nigam or Nagar Palika if applicable
  • Detailed list of Manufacturing Machinery and Lab Equipment with copies of purchase Bills. (As per Format)
  • Permission obtained from the Municipal Authorities/ Panchayat authorities / Certificate in conformity with Factories Act for construction and starting the Unit
  • Permission from the Health Authorities / Pollution Control Board clearance of the area for setting up the manufacturing facility
  • Clearance from Drugs Controller General (India), New Delhi in case of new drugs (Either Bulk drug or Formulation)
  • Site Master File. (Refer para 29 of part I of Schedule M)

Affidavit formats, blue print format and other formats you can ask from drug control office

Documents Required for Wholesale Drug License:

Senior drug inspector and/or Drug Inspector can provide you full details of requirement for a whole sale drug license. Procedure and details for applying for D.L. number can be change according to government policies. Important documents are:

  • Application will be submitted in form no. 19 with other detailed information forms.
  • You or your partner (if any) either should be a registered pharmacist or Experienced Person or competent person. If you don’t have any of above qualification than you can appoint or hire a registered pharmacist or EP (Experienced Person) and make him authorized to handle all work on your behalf (Appointment letter will be submitted with application)
  • Premises size should have minimum of 10 square meter area (requirement of area may vary) and should have single premises.
  • Affidavits
  • Fees ( mode of fee and prescribed fee may vary)
  • Blue print or layout of Premises
  • Freeze purchase bill copy with complete address
  • Air Conditioner if applicable
  • Ownership or Rent agreement deed of premises.
  • Electricity bill of premises.
  • Affidavit of proprietor, partner, pharmacist, EP etc.
  • Firm registration receipt in case private limited firm. List of directors, address proof, article of association etc is also to submit with application form
  • Partnership deed if any
  • Any other documents as asked by local drug controller etc.

 

Documents for Company Registration:

  • DSC (Digital Signature Certificate)
  • DIN (Director Identification Number)
  • PAN (Permanent Account Number) Card
  • TAN (Tax Deduction and Collection Number)
  • Identity Proof (Electronic ID / Aadhar Card / Passport / Driving License)
  • Passport Photo
  • Address Proof (Bank Statement / Mobile Bill / Telephone)
  • Rent Agreement (Notarised: For rented property) or Ownership proof
  • Latest Electricity Bill
  • MOA(Memorandum Of Association) or/andAOA (Article Of Association)
  • NOC if required

Documents required for applying for GSTIN:

  • Digital Signature Certificate (Class II)
  • Address Proof of Business Entity
  • Proprietor/Partners/Directors Address Proof
  • Aadhaar Card, PAN and Image etc
  • Ownership Proof or Rent agreement
  • Partnership deed or memorandum of association/certificate of incorporation
  • Back Statement and Bank Detail

Qualification for Competent/Technical Staff:

Qualification of Technical Staff for Manufacturing Company

Manufacturing Chemist:

Minimum of Bachelor in Pharmacy with one and half year of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing unit under supervision of approved manufacturing chemist

Or

Minimum of Bachelor in Sciences with three year of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing unit under supervision of approved manufacturing chemist

Analytical Chemist:

Minimum of Bachelor of Pharmacy

Or

Minimum of Bachelor in Science with three year of experience in Laboratory of pharmaceutical manufacturing unit under supervision of approved analytical chemist.

Qualification and Eligibility for EP or competent person for Marketing Company

Person should have one of the below qualification or eligibility to be EP or competent person:

  • Registered pharmacist under state pharmacy council or
  • Minimum of one experience at registered wholesale drug licensed firm after graduation with salary in bank account and appointment letter, resignation letter & experience letter at firm’s letter head with duly stamped and signed

If you want to know about Investment then Read our Article: How much Investment requirement required to Start these Companies?

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How can a BAMS Doctor Start Ayurvedic Manufacturing Company?

One of our youtube viewer asked us about How a BAMS doctor can start Ayurvedic Manufacturing Company. Requirement for starting a ayurvedic manufacturing company is same as we have discussed in our article: How to start Ayurvedic Manufacturing Company?

but this article is specific for Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) doctors.

An Ayurvedic Manufacturing unit requires two technical persons to handle overall manufacturing and quality. For manufacturing, a manufacturing chemist is required and for quality control, an analytical chemist is required. BAMS doctors are pre-approved manufacturing chemists for Ayurvedic manufacturing Unit under drug and cosmetic act. So they only require analytical chemist as another technical person.

(In case of Siddha and Unani Medicines, technical person related to Siddha and Unani will be required)

Application for licence to manufacture Ayurvedic (including Siddha) or Unani drugs:

  1. An application for the grant or renewal of a licence to manufacture for sale any Ayurvedic (including Siddha) or Unani drugs shall be made in Form 24-D to the Licensing Authority along with prescribed Fee.
  2. Subject to the conditions of Rule 157 under Drug and Cosmetic Act & Rule being fulfilled, a licence to manufacture for sale any Ayurvedic (including Siddha) or Unani drugs shall be issued in Form 25-D. The licence shall be issued within a period of three months from the date of receipt of the application

Plant Specifications:

Plant should compile with conditions as specify in Schedule T under Drug and Cosmetic act & Rules.

Documents Required:

  • Application Form (Form 24-D).
  • Prescribed Fees
  • Requirement of schedule ‘T’ are to be fulfilled for which Departmental Inspection Team will conduct the inspection and submit its report on the prescribed Performa.
  • Technical Persons qualification documents. One is of BAMS doctor and One is of Quality section as discussed above.
  • Master Site Plan
  • Power Availability Certificate from Electricity Department.
  • List of Machinery/Lab. Equipments.
  • List of medicine to be manufactured.
  • Project Report.
  • Ownership proof or rent agreement

AYUSH department team will inspect premises as per norms prescribed in Schedule T. If all requirements are fulfilled, manufacturing license will be issued.

Area Required:

Area Required for setting up manufacturing unit is 1200 Square feet covered area with separate cabins or partitions for each activity. If Unani medicines are manufactured in same premises an additional area of 400 sq. feet will be required.  You can read in detail at our article: How much Area required to start ayurvedic manufacturing plant.

Machinery and Equipment:

All the machinery and its part used in ayurvedic manufacturing is made-up of stainless steel. Machinery are in SS-304 and contact part should be in SS-316. To know in detail about machinery read our article: List of machinery used in Pharmaceutical and Ayurvedic Sector.

Laboratory Equipment:

An Ayurvedic manufacturing unit either establish own testing laboratory or unit can get testing done at government approved laboratories. Complete detail of laboratory equipment know here

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Requirements for Ayurveda, Sidha and Unani Quality Control Section: Equipment, Area etc.

Every Ayurvedic, Sidha and Unani manufacturing unit is required to set-up own quality control section or testing should be done through government approved testing laboratory. Tests should be conducted at per Ayurveda, Sidha and Unani pharmacopoeial standard. If tests are not available, tests should be performed under in-house specification or other information available. Work of quality control section is to verify all the raw materials, monitor in-process quality checks and control the quality of finished product being released to finished goods store/warehouse. Preferably for such quality control there will be a separate expert.

Quality Control/Analytical Chemist: Quality control section will have a minimum of :

  • Expert in Ayurveda or Sidha or Unani medicine who possesses a degree qualification recognized under Schedule II of Indian Medicine Central Council Act 1970;
  • Chemist, who shall possess at least Bachelor Degree in Science or Pharmacy or Pharmacy (Ayurveda), awarded by a recognized University; and
  • Botanist (Pharmacognosist), who shall possess at least Bachelor Degree in Science (Medical) or Pharmacy or Pharmacy (Ayurveda) awarded by a recognized University

The quality control section shall have the following facilities:–

  • Area for Quality control section should be minimum of 150 sq. feet.
  • For identification of raw drugs, reference books and reference samples should be maintained.
  • Manufacturing record should be maintained for the various processes.
  • To verify the finished products, controlled samples of finished products of each batch will be kept till the expiry date of product for 3 years.
  • To supervise and monitor adequacy of conditions under which raw materials, semi- finished products and finished products are stored.
  • Keep record in establishing shelf life and storage requirements for the drugs.
  • Manufacturers who are manufacturing patent and proprietary Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani medicines shall provide their own specification and control references in respect of such formulated drugs.
  • The record of specific method and procedure of preparation, that is, Bhavana, Mardana and Puta and the record of every process carried out by the manufacturer shall be maintained.
  • The standards for identity, purity and strength as given in respective pharmacopoeias of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani systems of medicines published by Government of India shall be complied with.
  • All raw materials will be monitored for fungal, bacterial contamination with a view to minimize such contamination.

List of equipment required for Laboratory in Ayurvedic Manufacturing Units.

(Alternatively, unit can get testing done from the Government approved laboratory)

CHEMISTRY SECTION

  • Alcohol Determination Apparatus (complete set)
  • Volatile Oil Determination Apparatus
  • Boiling Point Determination Apparatus
  • Melting Point Determination Apparatus
  • Refractometer
  • Polarimeter
  • Viscometer
  • Tablet Disintegration Apparatus
  • Moisture Meter
  • Muffle Furnace
  • Electronic Balance
  • Magnetic Stirrer
  • Hot Air Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Glass/Steel Distillation Apparatus
  • LPG Gas Cylinders with Burners. Water Bath (Temperature controlled)
  • Heating Mantles/ Hot Plates
  • TLC Apparatus with all accessories (Manual)
  • Paper Chromatography apparatus with accessories
  • Sieve size 10 to120 with Sieve
  • Shaker
  • Centrifuge Machine
  • Dehumidifier
  • pH Meter
  • Limit Test Apparatus

PHARMACOGNOSY SECTION

  • Microscope Binoculor
  • Dissecting Microscope
  • Microtome
  • Physical Balance
  • Aluminium Slide Trays
  • Stage Micrometer
  • Camera Lucida (Prism and Mirror Type)
  • Chemicals, Glassware etc

Clinical Pharmacist and Qualification required to be Clinical Pharmacist

Clinical Pharmacist means a person who is a registered pharmacist as defined in Pharmacy Act, 1948 and working toward providing patient care to optimize the use of medication and promote health, wellness and disease prevention.

Clinical pharmacists care for patients in all health care settings. Clinical pharmacists often collaborate with physicians and other healthcare professionals

Minimum Qualification (Either of):

Scope of Hospital Pharmacist:

  • Senior Pharmacist
  • Chief Pharmacist

Salary Structure:

Salary Based upon experience.

Related: How to start Hospital Pharmacy?

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Hospital Pharmacist and his key Responsibilities

‘Hospital Pharmacist’ mean a person who is a registered pharmacist as defined in Pharmacy Act, 1948 and who are working in a hospital pharmacy service (Public/Private sector) as a pharmacist.

Responsibilities:

  • Hospital Pharmacists are responsible for ensuring the safe, appropriate and cost-effective use of medicines.
  • Hospital pharmacists use their specialist knowledge to dispense drugs and advise patients about the medicines which have been prescribed in Registered Medical Practitioner’ prescription.
  • They work collaboratively with other health care professionals to devise the most appropriate drug treatment for patients.
  • Some pharmacists are also involved in manufacturing required drug treatments.

Minimum Qualification (Either of):

Scope of Hospital Pharmacist:

  • Senior Pharmacist
  • Chief Pharmacist

Salary Structure:

Salary Based upon experience.

Related: How to start Hospital Pharmacy?

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How can a Doctor Start Pharma Company?

Query:

I’m looking to start my own pharmaceutical marketing company and I need your expertise in clarifying few areas of concern.
1. I am a doctor by profession and I run a nursing home in my home town so if I am looking forward to start a new company can I start in my own hospital premises preferably top floor or do I need to find a new place/rented one i.e is it okay to start in hospital premises (note:I don’t have any other office space as of now)
2. Can the ownership be made in my name or do I need to nominate any other person since I am a doctor

P.S: kindly revert to me back via mail and I ask you not to disclose my query in any other forum/3rd party clients

Response:

1. There is condition for Drug License (Wholesale/Distributor/Stockist Drug License) that premises should be a separate and independent. You can start your company at Top floor (preferably first or second) and take drug license but that floor should fulfill minimum requirement for wholesale drug license.
2. You can be owner of pharmaceutical marketing company irrespective of your Doctor profession but you will need to hire a registered pharmacist for taking wholesale drug license.

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