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How to become a Drug Inspector? Qualifications, Power, Duties etc.

Who is Drug Inspector? Drug Inspector is a person who are authorized by Central Government or a State Government for purpose of regulating law and order related to the drugs or classes of drugs or cosmetics or classes of cosmetics etc. How to become Drug Inspector? For becoming drug inspector you need to passed the qualification in  degree in Pharmacy  or Pharmaceutical Sciences or Medicine with specialization in Clinical Pharmacology or Microbiology from a University established in India by law. And after that qualification a person should have more than 18 months‘ experience in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical substances specified. After completing above requirements, you need to pass out test conducted by state or central government time to time depend at availability of post available. After test pass, person has to crack interview part. After completing that procedure, you can become drug inspection. Inspectors Definition Under Drug and Cosmetic Act Drug Inspector is appointed

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 a big deal.
Second, most e-pharmacy players have huge consumption and they can directly purchase from the company or their depot.
Third, in the online space, there are huge investments generated and e-commerce portals work even in loss for competing with other players and offline stores. Sometimes they bear losses to capture the market place and create branding to generate more investment or sell their venture at huge valuation.
If you want to open a pharmacy shop then follow the link: How to open a pharmacy shop?
Giving 15-20% discount will not be an issue for the majority of products in the retail sector.
There are very less chances for buying medicines directly from MNC companies at retail level as you will have very less quantity for each product and you have to maintain a range of different brands and molecules that make it impractical to purchase one box or 5 pieces of a product directly from different different companies.

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