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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.

Prescription Drugs list in India

In India, Drugs are regulated through Drug and Cosmetic Act, 1940 & Rules 1945. Drugs are classified through Schedules. Schedules are the set of provisions for classifications of drugs, forms, fees, standards, requirements, regulations related to drugs. Unlike other countries Like UK, Australia, USA where specific category mention prescription drug, prescription drugs in India are not included in any single schedule but divided according to their severity of side effects and use.

Generally Schedule H, Schedule H1 and Schedule X drugs are considered to be prescription drugs in India. Drugs listed in these schedules are considered as prescription drugs.

Definition of Prescription Drugs:

Prescription drugs are the drugs which require a valid prescription from registered medical practitioner to be sold by retail.

Drugs which are included as prescription drugs are the drugs which may cause severe side effects and complications if taken without under proper guidance and monitoring of registered medical practitioner. Misuse or abuse of prescription drugs can lead to severe side effects including dangerous drug interactions.

List of Prescription Drugs in India:

Schedule H Drugs: Schedule H contains drugs which are to be sold by retail on the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner only. Schedule H contains list of 551 drugs which follow to conditions mentioned under drug and cosmetic rule, 1945.
Check out list of schedule H drugs here

Schedule H1 Drugs: Schedule H1 contains drugs which generally cover antibiotics and other molecules having severe complications if sold without prescription.
Checkout List of Schedule H1 Drugs here

Schedule X Drugs: Schedule X contains drugs which are habit forming and narcotics drugs. These drugs if sold without prescription can lead to severe side effect and addictive to patients. Schedule X drugs are restricted in nature and require special conditions regarding storage and dispensing.
Check out list of schedule X drugs here

Other schedule drugs also require medical supervision and care while taking by patients. So self medication should be avoided and drugs should be consumed only against advice and prescription of medical practitioner.

Schedule G Drugs: Schedule G drugs contains warning showing It is dangerous to take this preparation except under medical supervision. These are mostly hormonal preparation and requires medical supervision while taking drugs listed in schedule G.
Check out list of Schedule G drugs here

Schedule C and C1 drugs: Schedule C and C1 contain biological and other special products
Check out list of schedule C and C1 Drugs here

Read Related: What are the schedules?
List of other Schedules: Schedule A, Schedule B, Schedule D, Schedule E, Schedule F, Schedule J, Schedule K, Schedule L, Schedule M, Schedule N, Schedule O, Schedule P, Schedule Q, Schedule R, Schedule S, Schedule T, Schedule U, Schedule V, Schedule W, Schedule Y

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