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Steps involved in starting Pharmaceutical Marketing Company

If we talk about steps for starting pharma marketing company so,  Step 1. You need to take experience in pharmaceutical industry that how you can sell your pharmaceutical products. Step 2. You need to choose your company name. Step 3. After that select your products, choose brand names for your products  Step 4. You can also go for trademark registration if you want to.  Step 5: After finishing these works you can go for company registration if you want to.other wise you can work as a firm  Step 6. Apply for licenses - wholesale drug license,  GST number.  Step7. If you also have food products then you can take fssai registration or license.  Step 8. Next step is to find out a good manufacturer who will manufacture your products. Step 9. Next steps is to get manufactured your products from that manufacturer.  Step 10. Receiving of products. After receiving products, you can selling and marketing of your products.  So, like that you can start your pharma marketing company step by step.

Pharmaceutical Retailers

Pharmaceutical retailers deal into retailing of pharmaceutical products. They are in direct contact with patients or their caretakers. Pharmaceutical sector is regulated sector. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, marketing, distribution and retail all is regulated through drug and cosmetic act & rules.

For becoming pharmaceutical retailer, one should have retail drug license from drug department. For applying for retail drug license, applicant should have fulfilled predefined requirements and documents.

Pharmaceutical retailers are Chemists, Drug Stores, Pharmacy Store, and online Pharmacies etc. There are little bit different between all these pharmaceutical retail businesses.

Pharmacy stores are the pharmaceutical retailers who employ the service of registered pharmacist and are engaged into compounding, preparing and dispensing of drugs against prescription of registered medical practitioner.

Chemists are the pharmaceutical retailers who employ service of registered pharmacist but don’t engaged in compounding and preparation of drugs, only engaged into dispensing of pre-packed drugs against prescription of registered medical practitioner (in case of OTC, without prescription).

Drug stores are the pharmaceutical retailers who do not employ service of registered pharmacist

Online Pharmacies are the pharmaceutical retailers who employ the service of pharmacist and engaged into online selling of drugs against prescription of registered medical practitioner (in case of OTC, without prescription).

General Requirements for Pharmaceutical Retail Business:
  • Premises and Shop: Minimum of 10 Sq. Meter areas
  • Registered Pharmacist
  • Retail Drug License
  • FSSAI registration (If deals in food and dietary supplements also)
  • Shop Registration
  • GST Number (If turnover above 40 lakh annually or compulsory for online pharmacies)

Read Related: Difference between Drug Store, Druggist, Chemist and pharmacy

Documents required for Applying for retail drug license:
  • Application form
  • Fee Receipt
  • Pharmacist appointment letter and qualification & registration documents of registered pharmacist
  • Shop possession proof (Ownership proof or rent agreement)
  • Affidavits of proprietor/partners/directors and pharmacist
  • Blue print/layout of premises etc
  • Refrigerator purchase bill
  • Other documents whatever asked by drug authority

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