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How e-pharmacies would able to give 18-20% discount to customers?

Query: First of all, a big thanks for your work. Pharmaceutical industry looks like complex web for a common people but due to your blog it is easy for us to understand this whole industry. Now coming to my question, I want to know if total margin for retailers in this industry is 18-20% then how netmeds, pharmeasy and other online players are giving 25% discount? And what steps we have to take if we want to open pharmacy shop and want to give 15-20% discount. Can a retailer buy medicines directly from company or c&f and cutting margin of distributor/Wholesaler? Response: Online players give discounts upto 18-20% or something like that. Not at all products they give exact margins. In the pharmaceutical industry , Only few brands give less margin, most brands give good margin plus schemes etc, even to offline retailers. If we talk about generic and other products there are huge discounts like product cost is 30 rs and mrp is 100 rs. So, an 25% discount in the pharma market is not

Schedule E(I): List of poisonous substances under the Ayurvedic (including Siddha) and Unani Systems of Medicine

Schedules: Schedule ASchedule BSchedule CSchedule DSchedule E1Schedule FSchedule GSchedule HSchedule H1, Schedule I, Schedule JSchedule KSchedule L1Schedule MSchedule M1Schedule M2Schedule M3Schedule NSchedule OSchedule PSchedule QSchedule RSchedule SSchedule TSchedule USchedule V, Schedule W, Schedule XSchedule Y


Scheduke E(1):
Schedule E(I) describes the List of poisonous substances under the Ayurvedic (including Siddha) and Unani Systems of Medicine

List of poisonous substances under Ayurvedic System of Medicines:
I. Drugs of vegetable origin
  • Ahipena (Except seeds) Papaver somniferum Linn
  • Arka Calotropis procera (Ait.) R.Br. ex.
  • Bhallataka Semecarpus anacardium Linn. F.
  • Bhanga (Except seeds) Cannabis sativa Linn. (Except seeds)
  • Danti Baliospermum montanum Mull. Arg.
  • Dhattura Datura metal Linn.
  • Gunja (seed) Abrus precatorium Linn. (seed)
  • Jaipala (seed) Croton tiglium Linn.
  • Karaveera Rerium indicum Mill.
  • Langali Gloriosa superba Linn.
  • Parasika Yavani Hyoscyamus niger Linn.
  • Vatsanabha Vishamushti Acontium chasmanthum Stapf ex Holm. Strychnox nuxvomica Linn.
  • Shringivisha Acontium chasmanthum Stapf ex Holm

II. Drugs of Animal Origin.
  • Sarpa Visha Snake poison

III. Drugs of Mineral Origin Gauripashana
  • Arsenic
  • Hartala Arseno sulphide
  • Manahashila Arseno sulphide
  • Parada Mercury
  • Rasa Karpura Hydrargyri subchloridum
  • Tuttha Copper sulphate
  • Hingula Cinnabar

List of poisonous substances under Siddha System of Medicines:
  • Abini Papaver somniferum Linn
  • Alari Nerium indicum Mill
  • Attru thummatti Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad
  • Umathai Datura stramonium Linn
  • Etti Stychnos nux vomica Linn
  • Ganja (except seed) Cannabis sativa Linn
  • Kalappaki Kizahangu Glorisa superba Linn
  • Kodikkalli (exempted for external use) Euphorbia tirucalli Linn
  • Kattu Thumatti Cucumis trigonus Roxb
  • Kunri (except root) Arbus precatorius Linn
  • Cheramkottai Semecarpus anacardium Linn f
  • Thillai Exoecoria agallocha Linn
  • Nabi Aconitum ferox Wall
  • Nervalam Croton tiglium Linn
  • Pugaielai Nicotiana tabacum Linn
  • Mancevikkalli Euphorbia species

List of poisonous substances under Unani system of Medicines:

I Drugs of vegetable origin
  • Afiyun (except seed) (Papaver somniferum Linn)
  • Bazrul-banj (Hyoscyamus niger Linn)
  • Bish (Aconitum chasmanthum Strapfex Holmes)
  • Bhang (Cannabis sativa Linn)
  • Charas (Canabis sativa Linn)
  • Dhatura seeds (Datura metal Linn)
  • Kuchla (Strychnos nuxvomica Linn)
  • Shokran (Conium maculatum Linn)

II Drugs of Animal origin
  • Sanp (head) (Snake)
  • Telni makkhi (Mylabris cichori Linn. Mylabaris pustulata Thund. Mylabris macilenta)

III Drugs of Mineral origin
  • Darchikna (Hydrargryi perchloridum)
  • Hira (Diamond)
  • Ras Kapoor (Hydrargryi Subchloridum (calomel)
  • Shingruf (Hydrargryi bisulphuratum)
  • Zangar (Cupri subacetas)
  • Sammul-Far (Abyaz, Asfar, Aswad and Ahmar) (white, yellow, black and red, Arsenic).
  • Tootiya (Copper Sulphate)
  • Para (Hydrargyrum)
  • Hartal Arsenic trisulphide (yellow)
For more detail refer Drug and Cosmetic Act

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