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First step need to take For Starting a Pharmaceutical Company

Query: I am a veterinarian by profession. Have been going through your website from past 1 year and have planned now to give a start to my own pharma company. Please let me know what will be the first step I need to take.  Answer: First Step you need to prepare yourself for Pharmaceutical Company:  Preparation means Choose marketing type, Choose molecules want to launch, Location where you want to launch product, Choose Company, Products Name, Budget available...  Choose marketing type: As number of marketing and selling types present in pharmaceutical market. i.e. Branded Marketing , Generic Marketing , OTC Marketing, Franchise Marketing etc. You need to select any one from above.  Choose Molecule: Once you have selected which marketing type is best suitable for you then you need to select at which segment and molecules you want to work. Check out: How to choose products/service for business? Location: You can't launch your pharmaceutical company all over India or at broad area.

How to start a generic pharmaceutical company in India?

Generic pharmaceutical company is the company who deals in manufacturing and/or marketing of generic drugs. Licenses and registration procedure of all types of pharmaceutical companies are same, only difference in marketing and distribution type.

Generic drugs:
Generic drugs are the drugs (other than patent brand) which are out of patent and all manufacturers are allowed to manufacture and market it. A pharmaceutical company innovates a new molecule which has efficacy and safety desired to treat any ailments for human or animals, a patent is granted for specific period to innovative pharmaceutical company for recovering its expenditure spent at research and development of that molecule. After expiration of patent, all pharmaceutical companies are allowed to manufacture and market it. All these products whether launched with generic name or brand name other than patent brand are known as generic drugs. Read in detail about generic drugs here.
Generic medicines which are sold by affixing a name is known as Branded Generics and in India, branded generics hold more than 70% market share in pharmaceutical industry.

Requirements, procedure, licenses and registration: 
Requirements, procedure, licenses and registration are same for starting generic pharmaceutical company as in case of mainline pharmaceutical company. Product approval phenomena could vary product to product. In case of generic medicines, an already existing molecule manufacturing would be started, so, there is no requirement of clinical trial report, safety profile of molecule etc during applying for product approval. Only BE and stability study may be required.
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Distribution of generic drugs:
Generic drugs includes all types of drugs like prescription drugs and OTC drugs etc. All generic medicines are available in Indian market in form of Branded Generics. Only doctor’s prescription differentiates between branded drug brand and generic drug brand in India. If a doctor is prescribing brand name of any drug, it is considered as branded and if it is sold as a substitute or without brand name prescription by doctors is considered as generics.
Check out: Difference between Generic drugs and Branded drugs
Marketing and distribution of generic drugs are done according to drugs type. Chemist and institutions are major market consumers of generic drugs. Aim of distribution channel of generic drugs in pharmaceutical industry is to maximize reach of their generic drugs to chemists/pharmacies and institutions/hospitals.
Generic market is rate based market. How much best rates you can provide, there is chances of getting better sale.
Check out: How to develop distribution channel for generic drugs?

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