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How to grow your Pharma Business?

  Growing a pharma business requires a strategic approach considering the specific context of your company and the pharmaceutical industry as a whole. Here are some general pointers to get you started: Market and Customer: Identify your target customer: Deeply understand the specific needs and challenges of your target audience, whether it's doctors, patients, hospitals, or other healthcare providers. This helps tailor your products, services, and marketing efforts. Focus on unmet needs: Look for gaps in the market where existing solutions are inadequate or unavailable. Addressing unmet needs can give you a competitive edge and drive innovation. Track market trends: Stay updated on regulatory changes, technological advancements, and emerging diseases to adapt your approach and anticipate future opportunities. Products and Services: Invest in R&D: Develop innovative products or differentiate existing ones through unique formulations, delivery methods, or combinations. Remember

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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