Skip to main content

Is medical representative a good career?

A career as a medical representative can be a great choice for many people. There are many advantages to this career, including the potential to earn a good income and the opportunity to work in a variety of settings. Of course, like any career, there are also some downsides to being a medical representative. For example, you may find yourself working long hours or traveling frequently. Overall, though, a career as a medical representative can be a good choice for many people. If you're interested in this field, be sure to research it thoroughly to make sure it's the right fit for you.

What are the Drugs?

According to Drug and Cosmetic Act & Rules , Drug Includes:

(i) All medicines for internal or external use of human beings or animals and all substances intended to be used for or in the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of any disease or disorder in human beings or animals, including preparations applied on human body for the purpose of repelling insects like mosquitoes;
(ii) Such substances (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the human body or intended to be used for the destruction of vermin or insects which cause disease in human beings or animals, as may be specified from time to time by the Central Government by notification in the Official Gazette;
(iii) All substances intended for use as components of a drug including empty gelatin capsules; and
(iv) Such devices intended for internal or external use in the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of disease or disorder in human beings or animals, as may be specified from time to time by the Central Government by notification in the Official Gazette, after consultation with the Board;

Classification of Drugs:

A drug is classified into following categories based upon their marketing nature:
  • Branded Drugs
  • Generic Drugs
  • Branded Generic Drugs
  • Pseudo generic Drugs
Branded Drugs: Branded Drugs are the drugs which are sold with fixing a brand name by its innovator. When a pharmaceutical company develop a new molecule which is safe and effective for human use and market it by giving it a brand name which is different from its International Non proprietary Name (INN) or common name (generic name). These drugs are known as Branded Drugs.

Generic Drugs: Generic Drugs are the drugs which are sold with only International Non proprietary Name (INN) or common name without fixing a brand name. A pharmaceutical company has given exclusive right of molecule that is developed by them. It is known as Patent. A patent has valid for a certain period of time. After expire of that patent, other pharmaceutical companies are also allowed to manufacture this molecule and market it. Products other than innovator’s brand of that molecule are known as Generic versions i.e. Generic Drugs.

Branded generic Drugs: Branded Generic Drugs are the generic drugs which are sold by fixing a brand name. In some countries like India, all pharmaceutical companies are allowed to fix name of their pharmaceutical products whether these are innovators product or generic versions. The products which are fall under generic category as defined above but have a brand name at label are known as Branded Generics Drugs.

Pseudo Generic Drugs: Pseudo Generic Drugs are replica of innovator’s original researched molecule. When patent expiry period is over or near to end, pharmaceutical company who developed molecule launched a generic version of that molecule which is exact replica of original brand i.e. manufactured with same active ingredients and inactive ingredients (Binder, colouring agents, excipients, bulking agent etc) and identical to original brand to prevent entry of competitors into market of that molecule. This exact replica of original brand is known as Pseudo Generic medicines.


Other than this classification, drugs are also classified into nature of availability i.e.
  • Prescription Drugs
  • OTC Drugs
Prescription drugs and OTC drugs include all branded drugs, generic drugs, pseudo generic, branded generic etc. But nature of availability is bases of classification.

Prescription Drugs: Prescription Drugs are the drugs which can be sold out only against prescription of registered medical practitioner by pharmacy or chemist shop. No One can be sold these drugs without prescription. Selling these without prescription is criminal offence. Prescription drugs includes drugs listed in schedules like Schedule H, Schedule H1, and Schedule C and C1, Schedule G, and Schedule X drugs etc.

OTC Drugs: Over The Counter (OTC) drugs are the drugs which can be sold out without prescription of registered medical practitioner. These drugs includes some sort of pain killers, cough syrup, herbal medicines, contraceptives and other drugs as specific by health authorities.

Hope above information is helpful to you...
For any query and suggestion, mail us at pharmafranchiseehelp@gmail.com 

Comments

Send Distribution/Franchise Query

Name

Email *

Message *

Register your business at

Find pharmaceutical, cosmetics, nutraceutical, ayurveda and alternative medicine's distributors, franchise, suppliers query for free.

If you want to take distribution, franchise or associates with any pharmaceutical, cosmetic or ayush company then you can find it here...

Popular posts from this blog

How to Register as a Pharmacist in India?

Who is a Pharmacist: Pharmacist is a person having educational qualification in pharmacy profession i.e. Diploma in Pharmacy or Bachelor in pharmacy or Pharma D etc. Who is a Registered Pharmacist: Registered Pharmacist is a person having educational qualification in pharmacy and his/her name is registered under state pharmacy council  of state in which person reside or want to conduct his/her profession or business . How to become a Registered Pharmacist? For becoming pharmacist in India, a person has to fulfill criteria as per Pharmacy Act. A person want to register himself/herself as a pharmacist should have at least minimum of Diploma in Pharmacy or Bachelor in Pharmacy or Pharma D. After completing above mentioned qualifications, you become eligible for registering as a pharmacist. If you have only Diploma in pharmacy, then 500 hours practical training spread over a period of not less than 3 months is also required to become eligible. download pdf After registering your name in s

State Pharmacy Council, Its Constitution and Composition and Functions

State Pharmacy Council: State Pharmacy Council is constituted as per the Pharmacy Act, 1948 & State Pharmacy Rules, 1951. State Pharmacy Council is an authoritative council to regulate Pharmacy Act, 1948 & State Pharmacy Rules, 1951. What is state pharmacy council? State Pharmacy Council means a State Council of Pharmacy constituted under section 19, and includes a Joint State Council of Pharmacy constituted in accordance with an agreement under section 20 under the Pharmacy Act, 1948 & State Pharmacy Rules, 1951. State Pharmacy Council constituted and work under  Pharmacy council of India . Composition of State Pharmacy Council: The State Pharmacy Council consists of the following: i) Six members, elected from amongst themselves by registered pharmacists of the State; ii) Five members, of whom at least three shall be persons possessing a prescribed degree or diploma in pharmacy or pharmaceutical chemistry or registered pharmacists nominated by the State Governme

What are the Schedules under Drug and Cosmetic Act, 1940 & Rules 1945?

Schedules are the set of provisions for classifications of drugs, forms, fees, standards, requirements and regulations related to pharmaceutical, Ayurvedic (including siddha), unani and tibb system of medicines, homeopathy, blood and realted products etc under Drug and Cosmetic Act, 1940 and Rules, 1945. The schedule to the drugs and cosmetics act are Schedule A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y. Drug and cosmetic rules are divided into schedules alphabetically and named also alphabetically like Schedule A, Schedule B etc till Schedule Y. The schedules to the drugs and cosmetics act are important part. Every schedule contains specific information as discussed below. Schedule A:  Schedule A  describes application forms and licenses types. Download Schedule A Pdf Schedule B:  Schedule B  describes Fees for test or analysis by the Central Drugs Laboratories or State Drugs Laboratories. Download Schedule B Pdf Schedule B1: Schedule B1 describes