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Pharmacy Jokes – Funny Pharma Doctor Patient Pharmacist Medical  Joke: Here are real funny pharmacy jokes for you to share in your college or school and even you can use them in your work place.

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Pharmacy Jokes 1 : A doctor is to give a speech at the local AMA dinner. He jots down notes for his speech. Unfortunately, when he stands in front of his colleagues later that night, he finds that he can’t read his notes. So he asks, “Is there a pharmacist in the house?”

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prescribed suppositiories. A week later the Pole complained to the doctor that they didn’t produce the desired results.
“Have you been taking them regulary?” the doctor asked.
“What do you think I’ve been doing,” the Pole said, “Shoving them up my ass?”

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A man walks into a pharmacy, buys a condom, then walks
out of the store laughing hysterically. The pharmacist
thinks this is weird, but hey, there’s no law
preventing weird people from buying condoms. Who
knows, maybe it’s a good thing.

The next day, the same man comes back to the store,
purchases yet another condom, and once again he leaves
the store laughing wildly. This piques the interest of
the pharmacist. “What could be so funny about
buying a condom, anyway?” So he tells his clerk “If
this guy ever comes back, I want you to follow him to
see where he goes.” Sure enough, the next day the same
man is back, he buys the condom, and again starts
cracking up with laughter, then leaves. The
pharmacist tells his clerk, go follow the guy. About
an hour later, the clerk comes back to the store.

“Did you follow him? Where did he go?” asks the
pharmacist.

The clerk replies “Your house.”

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Pharmacy Jokes 3: A man goes in for an interview for a job as a TV news broadcaster. The interview went quite well but the trouble was he kept winking and stammering.

The interviewer said, “Although you have a lot of the qualities we’re looking for, the fact that you keep winking and stammering disqualifies you.”

“Oh, that’s no problem,” said the man. “If I take a couple of aspirin I stop winking and stammering for an hour.”

“Show me,” said the interviewer.

So the man reached into his pocket. Embarrassingly he pulled out loads of condoms of every variety – ribbed, flavoured, colored and everything before he found the packet of aspirin. He took the aspirin and soon talked perfectly and stopped winking.

The interviewer said, “That’s amazing, but I don’t think we could employ someone who’d be womanizing all over the country.”

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“Excuse me!” exclaimed the man, “I’m a happily married man, not a womanizer!”

“Well how do you explain all the condoms, then?” asked the interviewer.

The man replied, “Have you ever gone into a pharmacy, stammering and winking, and asked for a packet of aspirin?”

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Pharmacy Jokes 4 : A doctor, a lawyer and an engineer had been friends since childhood. One day they were out playing golf and there was a foursome ahead of them playing along very slowly. They felt impatient. The pro happened to swing by on his cart and they flagged him down. “Why can’t that group ahead play through?” one of them asked the pro. The pro explained that this was a group of firefighters who had saved the clubhouse in the big fire last year but they were blinded by a sudden flashback.
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This gave them all thought. In a moment, the doctor said “send them to my clinic, we have been able to do great things for people blinded in this way.” Then the lawyer said, “my firm can help them recover the money needed for their eye operations.” The engineer just said, “why can’t they play at night?”

Pharmacy Jokes 5: 

Teacher: How to write four between five?

Pharma student: Nice joke.
MBA student: not possible

ENGINEERING student: F(IV)E. 😛

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A man goes into a drugstore and asks the pharmacist if he can give him something for the hiccups. The pharmacist promptly reaches out and slaps the man’s face.
“What did you do that for?” the man asks.
“Well, you don’t have the hiccups anymore, do you?”
The man says, “No, but my wife out in the car still does!”

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A doctor is to give a speech at the local AMA dinner. He jots down notes for his speech. Unfortunately, when he stands in front of his colleagues later that night, he finds that he can’t read his notes. So he asks, “Is there a pharmacist in the house?”

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A new drug for Yuppies: It doesn’t give a false sense of security or relaxation — it makes you enjoy being tense.

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A man goes in for an interview for a job as a TV news broadcaster. The interview went quite well but the trouble was he kept winking and stammering.
The interviewer said, “Although you have a lot of the qualities we’re looking for, the fact that you keep winking and stammering disqualifies you.”

“Oh, that’s no problem,” said the man. “If I take a couple of aspirin I stop winking and stammering for an hour.”

“Show me,” said the interviewer.

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So the man reached into his pocket. Embarrassingly he pulled out loads of condoms of every variety – ribbed, flavoured, colored and everything before he found the packet of aspirin. He took the aspirin and soon talked perfectly and stopped winking.

The interviewer said, “That’s amazing, but I don’t think we could employ someone who’d be womanizing all over the country.”

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“Excuse me!” exclaimed the man, “I’m a happily married man, not a womanizer!”

“Well how do you explain all the condoms, then?” asked the interviewer.

The man replied, “Have you ever gone into a pharmacy, stammering and winking, and asked for a packet of aspirin?”

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A guy goes to a travel agent and books a two-week cruise for himself and his girlfriend. A couple days before the cruise, the travel agent calls and says the cruise has been canceled, but he can get them on a three-day cruise instead. The guy says “OK,” and goes to the pharmacy to buy three Dramamine and three condoms.
Next day, the agent calls back and says he now can book a five-day cruise. The guy says he’ll take it. Returns to the same pharmacy and buys two more Dramamine and two more condoms.

The following day, the travel agent calls again and says he can now book an eight-day cruise. Guy says, “OK,” and goes back to the pharmacy and asks for three more Dramamine and three more condoms.

Finally, the pharmacist asks, “Look, if it makes you sick, how come you keep doing it?”

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A young man goes into a drugstore to buy condoms. The pharmacist says the condoms come in packs of 3, 9 or 12 and asks which the young man wants.
“Well,” he said, “I’ve been seeing this girl for a while and she’s really hot. I want the condoms because I think tonight’s “the” night. We’re having dinner with her parents, and then we’re going out. And I’ve got a feeling I’m gonna get lucky after that. Once she’s had me, she’ll want me all the time, so you’d better give me the 12 pack.” The young man makes his purchase and leaves.

Later that evening, he sits down to dinner with his girlfriend and her parents. He asks if he might give the blessing, and they agree. He begins the prayer, but continues praying for several minutes. The girl leans over and says, “You never told me that you were such a religious person.” He leans over to her and whispers, “You never told me that your father is a pharmacist.”

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An elderly woman went into the doctor’s office. When the doctor asked why she was there, she replied, “I’d like to have some birth control pills.”
Taken aback, the doctor thought for a minute and then said, “Excuse me, Mrs. Smith, but you’re 75 years old. What possible use could you have for birth control pills?”

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The woman responded, “They help me sleep better.”

The doctor thought some more and continued, “How in the world do birth control pills help you to sleep?”

The woman said, “I put them in my granddaughter’s orange juice and I sleep better at night.”

A pharmacist looks out the front of the store and sees a woman holding a bottle jumping up and down in the parking lot. The pharmacist walks out to the parking lot and asks the woman whats the matter. She replies ” I saw it said ‘Shake Well’ after I took it”.

Customer gets a topical cream. Direction: apply locally two times a day.
Customer says to the pharmacist: “I can’t apply locally, I’m going overseas.”

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A pharmacist is going over the directions on a prescription bottle with an elderly patient. “Be sure not to take this more often than every 4 hours,” the pharmacist says. “Don’t worry,” replies the patient. “It takes me 4 hours to get the lid off”.

A funeral procession is going up a steep hill on main street when the door of the hearst flys open and the coffin falls out then speeds down main street into a pharmacy and crashes into the counter. The lids pops open and the deceased says to the astonished pharmacist, “You got anything to stop this coffin ?”

A front end clerk in a pharmacy has just been admonished by the owner for missing too many sales. “I’m sorry” the boss says “But one more missed sale and your fired”
The next customer that comes in has a terrible cough and asks the problem clerk for help. Unable to recall where the cough remedies are, the nervous clerk points to a box of Ex-Lax and says “Here, buy this then go over to our cooler and take all of it with plenty of water”.

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The customer thanks him and obliges. Finishing his last glass of water, the customer exits the pharmacy. Once outside he stops, takes a few faltering steps, then hugs a telephone pole. The boss, having witnessed the entire scene, approaches the clerk and asks him what he recommended.

“Ex-Lax,” says the clerk hesitantly.
“Ex-Lax !” yells the boss. “That won’t help a cough!”
“Sure it does,” says the clerk. “Look,.. he’s afraid to cough.”

Lady says to pharmacist: “Why does my prescription medication have 40 side effects?”
Pharmacist replies: “Cause that’s all we’ve documented so far.”

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A woman and her husband approach their pharmacist and begin to ask questions like if the pharmacy checks for medications past their expiration date and the reliability of a certain company that makes birth control pills. Finally the pharmacist asks the couple what’s the matter. The wife explains, “In spite of using birth control pills I continue to get pregnant.”

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The pharmacist is astounded and asks the woman if she takes them every day.
The woman replies, “My husband takes them every day.”
“What ?” the pharmacist croaks.
“Yep. After we read all those potential side-effects, my husband said ‘ Ah honey.. I don’t what you taking that stuff.. it’s too dangerous,…..let ME take them.’ “

How pharmacists do it…
Pharmacists do it with drugs.
Pharmacists do it by prescription.
Pharmacists do it with side effects.
Pharmacists do it over the counter.
Pharmacists do it with scruples.
Pharmacists do it with a grinding motion.

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How many pharmacists does it take to change a light bulb?
Just one, but he has to do it ten days, three times a day.

Two young pharmacists are talking professionally at their office.

Boy Pharmacist. : What do you want this time, with coat or without coat ?
Gal Pharmacist: with coating, because I don’t want to release granules earlier.
Boy Pharmacist: So, Shall I start molding?
Gal Pharmacist: No, No… first close the door and window and switch off, because this work is light sensitive.

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Guy runs into a pharmacy. He dashes to the counter and exclaims, “Please, help! I’ve got a splinter in my finger and I don’t know what to do!” The pharmacist grabs a bottle of Ichthammol Ointment and says to the man, “Here my good sir…Try this black salve.” To which the man replies, “This is no time for heavy metal music!”Pat Lare

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An elderly woman went into the doctor’s office. When the doctor asked why she was there, she replied, “I’d like to have some birth control pills.”

Taken aback, the doctor thought for a minute and then said, “Excuse me, Mrs. Smith, but you’re 75 years old. What possible use could you have for birth control pills?”

The woman responded, “They help me sleep better.”

The doctor thought some more and continued, “How in the world do birth control pills help you to sleep?”

The woman said, “I put them in my granddaughter’s orange juice and I sleep better at night.”

A blonde walks into a pharmacy and asks the assistant for some bottom deodorant. The pharmacist, a little bemused, explains to the woman that they don’t sell bottom deodorant, and never have.

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Unfazed, the blonde assures the pharmacist that she has been buying the stuff from this store on a regular basis, and would like some more.

“I’m sorry,” says the pharmacist, “we don’t have any.”

“But I always get it here,” says the blonde.

“Do you have the container it comes in?”

“Yes!” said the blonde, “I will go get it.”

She returns with the container and hands it to the pharmacist who looks at it and says to her, “This is just a normal stick of underarm deodorant.”

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The annoyed blonde snatches the container back and reads out loud from the container, “To apply, push up bottom.”

A man walks into a pharmacy and goes to the counter. Standing behind the
counter is a young woman.
“May I speak to the pharmacist?” he asks.
“Well,” she replies, “I am the pharmacist.”
He looks very uncomfortable, and asks for a *male* pharmacist, as he has a
“male problem.”
She informs him that only she and her sister work at this particular
establishment.
He blushes and says, “Well, I really do need help, so I guess I’ll ask you…
I have a problem. I have a constant erection, and nothing I do seems to get rid
of it. It’s been like this for three months now. Can you give me anything for
it?”
The woman looks thoughtful, and says, “Hold on, I’ll go in back and ask my
sister.”
After a couple of minutes she returns and says, “We’ll give you half of the
business and it’s profits, but that’s all we can give you for it…”

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Take 2 and the rest of the world can go to hell for up
to 8 full hours.

ST. M O M M A’S W O R T
Plant extract that treats mom’s depression by
rendering preschoolers unconscious for up to two days.

E M P T Y N E S T R O G E N
Suppository that eliminates melancholy and loneliness
by reminding you of how awful they were as teenagers
and how you couldn’t wait till they moved out.

P E P T O B I M B O
Liquid silicone drink for single women. Two full cups
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D U M B E R O L
When taken with Peptobimbo, can cause dangerously low
IQ, resulting in enjoyment of country music and pickup
trucks.

F L I P I T O R
Increases life expectancy of commuters by controlling
road rage and the urge to flip off other drivers.

M E N I C I L L I N
Potent anti-boy-otic for older women. Increases
resistance to such lethal lines as, “You make me want
to be a better person … Can we get naked now?..”

B U Y A G R A
Injectable stimulant taken prior to shopping.
Increases potency, duration, and credit limit of
spending spree.

J A C K A S S P I R I N
Relieves headache caused by a man who can’t remember
your birthday, anniversary or phone number.

A N T I-T A L K S I D E N T
A spray carried in a purse or wallet to be used on
anyone too eager to share their life stories with
total strangers in elevators.

N A G A M E N T
When administered to a husband, provides the same
irritation level as nagging him all weekend, saving
the wife the time and trouble of doing it herself.

A chemist walks into a drug store and asks the pharmacist, “Do you have any
acetylsalicylic acid?”
“You mean aspirin?” asked the pharmacist.
“That’s it, I can never remember that word.”

umm… a pharmacist without scruples isn’t worth a dram

[insert old person sound]

Old pharmacists never die, they just lose their potency….

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Favorite forged prescription:

“mophine”

now why did he get caught?

A chemist walks into a drug store and asks the pharmacist, “Do you have any
acetylsalicylic acid?”
“You mean aspirin?” asked the pharmacist.
“That’s it, I can never remember that word.”

A Man goes into a pharmacy and asks for a vial of Cyanide. The pharmacist, trying to remain professional, asked what he wanted it for.
He answered, “I want to kill my wife.”

“I’m sorry Sir,” the pharmacist replied, “but you will have to understand under such circumstances I can’t sell you any Cyanide.”

The guy reaches into his pocket, pulls out his wallet and produces a photo of his ugly wife. The pharmacist blushes and replies, “I am sorry Sir, I didn’t realize you had a prescription.”

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A man went into a drug store in Baltimore, pulled a gun, announced a robbery, and pulled a “Hefty-bag” face mask over his head. He then and realised that he’d forgotten to cut eyeholes in the mask. He was arrested by security men.

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Sugar Test

One day an Irishman called Seamus went into a pharmacy in Clonmel. He reached into his jacket pocket and took out a bottle of Irish whiskey and a teaspoon.

Seamus proceeded to pour some of the amber liquid into the teaspoon and offered it to the chemist.

“Could you taste this for me, please?” Asked Seamus

The chemist took the teaspoon, put it into his mouth, swilled the liquid around and swallowed it.

“Does that taste sweet to you?” says Seamus.

“No, not at all,” says the pharmacist.

“Oh that’s a relief,” says Seamus.

“Doctor Flannigan told me to come here and get my urine tested for sugar.”

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Jacob, age 92, and Rebecca, age 89, living in Devon , are all excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a pharmacists. Jacob suggests they go in.

Jacob addresses the man behind the counter: “Are you the owner?”
The Pharmacist answers, “Yes.”

Jacob: “We’re about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?”
Pharmacist: “Of course we do.”

6.End of semester/New semester

7. Interviews!!

8. Strange facts!

And last not to mention….

Thank you. I hope so many loads of memories relived. Every bit of college g was happiest and beautiful in one or other way.

A group of pensioners were discussing their medical problems at the Day Centre coffee morning.

‘Do you realise,’ said one, ‘My arm is so weak I can hardly hold this coffee cup.’

‘Yes, I know.’ replied the second, ‘My cataracts are so bad I can’t see to pour the coffee.’

‘I can’t turn my head,’ rejoined the third, ‘because of the arthritis in my neck.’

‘My blood pressure pills make my dizzy,’ commented the fourth, adding, ‘I guess that’s the price we pay for getting old.’

‘Well, it’s not all bad.’ piped up the first, ‘We should be thankful that we can still drive.’

 

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Jacob: “Medicine for rheumatism?”
Pharmacist: “Definitely.”

Jacob: “Medicine for memory problems, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s?”
Pharmacist: “Yes, a large variety. The works.”

Jacob: “What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for Parkinson’s disease?”
Pharmacist: “Absolutely..”

Jacob: “Everything for heartburn and indigestion?”
Pharmacist: “We sure do.”

Jacob: “You sell wheelchairs and walkers and canes?”
Pharmacist: “All speeds and sizes.”

Jacob: “In that case, we’d like to use this store for our wedding presents list.”

 

Can we Invest on a Pharma Company? Pharmaceuticals Industry Business Benefits

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Can we Invest on a pharma company? Pharmaceuticals Benefits in business: This article is all about  pharmaceuticals as investment options and the benefits of investing in a pharma company rather than any other industries. You can choose between  pharma and biotech depending on your interest exposure and investment  options you have. You can have R&D or F&D, manufacturing , marketing, sales or QA , QC departments.

When you think about the benefits of investing in a pharma company you can hear these two things.

  1. Pharmaceutical companies will always generate profits. I.e benefits
  2. Probability of getting good returns after investing in industry

The first statement is absolutely FALSE. But the second statement is Highly suportable. So now you got what I’m going to talk about this.

Before we approach towards investment perspectives , here are some facts regarding Pharmaceutical industry.

Pharmaceutical Industry Facts

  1. Pharmaceutical Industry size as per WHO – $300 BILLION. that’s why major pharmaceutical industries are called BIG PHARMA .

  2. Over 5000 drugs are under development 70% of these are first line or firsorder which means they can be used for major diseases and disorders.

  3. Indian pharmaceutical industry is growing at CAGR of 14% to 16% per annum.

  4. India is a hub of generic manufacturers and more than 70% of drugs manufactured in India are sent abroad to countries like USA and Azerbaijan as well.

  5. Indian pharmaceutical industry will suffer a decrease of 1% in terms of ROI (return on investment) but it shouldn’t bother first time investors.

Why you should consider pharmaceuticals as investment options?

There are few points you need to know regarding this which are really very crucial to know.

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The share price is directly proportional to the industries approvals and development in pharma field .
Eg. The share prices soar if industry wins approval for clinical trials/therapy/drug launch.

The ROI for a person who invested in pfizer (listed in New York stock exchange as PFE) in 2009 and withheld the shares to 2014 got a return of 116%. The scenario isn’t different in India. I don’t have exact figures for Indian company but as its market based you can check any companies figures. You will find them to be great.

Profits- chances of pharmaceutical industry going bankrupt etc is almost impossible. Once a pharmaceutical industry starts failing it is taken over by a giant or Big pharma company so your money may see ups and downs in such case but you will get good returns for sure.

The Net profit of pharmaceutical industries is around 30% to 35% YoY basis. An exception is pfizer that showed a 40% net profit for f.y 2012-13. The profit margins and profits is much more than oil, gas, banks and car makers as well.

 

 Pharmaceutical company capital investment Facts

Do you know how  much capital investment could be typically required for a small sized pharmaceutical company to start with? Let me make you clear about this also to give you a vague idea before you go to your actual research and statistics. Capital investment for pharmaceutical company depends on the size and resources you keep in the pharma company. This cost will include different licences and deposits for the company along with machinery, sale point , godown, transporting van and especially manpower . 

Land in commercial or industry area to set up industry.
Machines or equipments for various departments like QA QC MFG PACKAGING ETC.
man power (skilled) with B.pharm or M.pharma .
Marketing team .

Pharmaceutical industry involves various dependent and independent sections.

Dependent Sections of Pharma Company:

  1. Packaging material
  2. Raw materials
  3. API
  4. Instruments
  5. Apparatus

The industry depends on other industries as mentioned above to prepare its final dosage form.

Independent Sections of Pharma Company:

  1. QA QC
  2. engineering and maintenance
  3. Manufacturing
  4. Marketing

The above mentioned sections work independently but in coordination to run a particular pharma industry. The number of sections may vary .

The reason We need to focus on the nature of work is that it will decide the man power , equipments , technology that you will need in your industry. Let’s consider that you want to open a compressed unit oral dosage form plant i.e. tablet manufacturing unit. This is for tablet unit the cost and will not fluctuate much in case of other dosage forms except parentrals and sera products .

From Indian scinario pharmaceutical industries are typically segmented into two

  1. Manufacturing / + Marketing companies

  2. Marketing only companies

a) Manufacturing / + Marketing companies

Manufacturing co. would need a bit more investment depending on the sections to be started, sections could be Tablets, Capsules, Syrups, Dry Syrups, Ointments, Softgel Capsules etc. You could choose a single section or two to start with gradually adding sections as per the demand of your products in the market.

b) Marketing only companies

If you think that you are good at marketing, you can get your products manufactured from companies already engaged in production. We are one of them. The marketing co. conceives the product and look after the distribution and sales, the production hassles are taken care by the manufacturer, this is termed as Contract Manufacturing. Marketing co. could be started with a small amount starting from few lakh of rupees. Again it all depends how many products you wish to start with.

All of these things will cost you around 2cr INR approximately if you are planning to establish in a region like pune MIDC (out skirts) on a small scale .The cost may be brought down significantly by using varying quality of lab equipment and technology but for a long lasting and fine result generating professional units this is the price approximately. A HPLC unit will cost more than 10lakh INR itself.

Source: Quora-Suraj Thakur & Akshi Talwar

The  fact is that,  first two years will be of real struggle as failure is what you will face but it shall be followed by days of glory.I hope it gives you a reason why you should consider investing in pharmaceutical industry.So, do proper research on your business and also you can take ideas from some experts. Some business companies like Angel Investment Network has achieved higher success with good startups. They are also helping those startup companies find funding and guidance. It can be beneficial for you also to take some ideas about it. Good Luck.

Counterfeit drugs in India

Counterfeit drug

The definition of a counterfeit drug  as per WHO

“А counterfeit medicine is one which is deliberately and fraudulently mislabeled with respect to identity and/or source. Counterfeiting can apply to both branded and generic products and counterfeit products may include products with the correct ingredients or with the wrong ingredients, without active ingredients, with insufficient active ingredients or with fake packaging.”

Although the Indian Pharmacopeia does not define a counterfeit drug , it is assumed to be COPYING of drugs that mimick the original branded drug. As such the drug may fall either in the category of misbranded or spurious drugs. However it does not fall under the adulterated drug category. Adulterated drugs are not counterfeit drugs as they are made by the original manufacturer but are of substandard quality.

Counterfeit drugs may be

  • Drugs without having any active ingredients which constitute a majority
  • Drugs with incorrect quantities (usually lower quantities) of active ingredients
  • Drugs with high levels of impurities and contaminants
  • Drugs with incorrect excipients or  ingredients (to cut cost of manufacture)
  • Drugs with correct quantities of active ingredients but without appropriate packaging
  • Copies of the original drug (very rare )

Of these drugs only the first three varieties are mostly harmful to the health of the person as they are likely to contain poisonous excipients.

It should be noted that counterfeit drugs have a direct correlation to the price and market of the branded drug. Most of the counterfeit drugs are copies of expensive drugs. These include the expensive antibiotics and hormones. Analgesics, steroids, and antihistamines with wide markets are also counterfeited. Other class of drugs includes patented drugs which cost little to manufacture but are priced higher because of patent exclusivity.

For more information , WHO’s article is recommended.

You can also read Pharmawiki’s article for clear understanding of the terms used

References:

http://www.who.int/medicines/services/counterfeit/overview/en/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counterfeit_medications

Image courtesy : http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-17/inside-pfizers-fight-against-counterfeit-drugs

 

 

what are Adulterated, Misbranded and Spurious drugs

A spurious drug

THE DRUGS AND COSMETICS ACT  of 1940 has definitions of adulterated , misbranded and spurious drugs. The definitions are nice but what exactly is the difference between the three?

Test your knowledge

Case studies:

Q.1 Mr. Raj is an Bpharm graduate who starts an industry of manufacturing drugs. His first project is for supply of  diclofenac sodium tablets for marketing purposes. However being the first time he forgot to include the Schedule H warning on his tablet label. As such his drug will be considered as ?

A. Misbranded

B.Adulteraed

C. Spurious

Ans. Deficiences in labeling will be categorized under MISBRANDED drugs

Q.2 Ranbaxy lost its FDA licensing for manufacturing of drugs in its Indian factories. Traces of human hair were found in the final tablets supplied by Ranbaxy. The USFDA labeled these drugs as -_____________?

A. Misbranded

B.Adulteraed

C. Spurious

Ans. The tablets contain extraneous matter. As such the drug will be considered as Adulterated.

Q.3 Mr.Sharma has recently shifted his factory from one place to another. However he has not made necessary changes in the labeling of drugs. This is a case of_______ drugs?

A. Misbranded

B.Adulteraed

C. Spurious

Ans: SPURIOUS drugs. Because the actual location of the manufacturer is not specified

Q.4 Priya is the daughter of an industrialist who owns a big factory producing Paracetamol tablets. She suggests to her father that Paracetamol tablets should be made in Orange colour to improve the overall elegance of the product. Also it will be appealing to patients and increase their sales. Is she right?

Ans: Using of colours which are not permitted leads to identification of drug as spurious and attracts legal action

The actual definitions from the Drug and cosmetics Act are:

Misbranded drugs. –For the purposes of this chapter, a drug shall be deemed to be misbranded,

(a)        If it is so colored, coated, powdered or polished that damage is concealed or if it is made to appear of better or greater therapeutic value than it really is; or

(b)      If it is not labelled in the prescribed manner; or

(c)       If its label or container or anything accompanying the drug bears any statement, design or device which Makes any false claim for the drug or which is false or Misleading in any particulars

 Adulterated drugs. For the purposes of this chapter, a drug shall be deemed to be adulterated,

(a)        If it consists in whole or in part, of any filthy, putrid or decomposed substance; or

(b)      If it has been prepared, packed or stored under insanitary conditions where by it may have been contaminated with filth or whereby it may have been rendered injurious to health; or

(c)       If its container is composed, in whole or in part, of any poisonous or deleterious substance which may render the contents injurious to health; or

(d)      If it bears or contains, for purposes of colouring only, a colour other than one which is prescribed; or

(e)        If it contains any harmful or toxic substance which may render it injurious to health; or

(f)       If any substance has been mixed therewith so as to reduce its quality or strength.

Spurious drugs. For the purposes of this chapter, a drug shall be deemed to be spurious, –

(a)        If it is manufactured under a name which belongs to another drug; or

(b)       If it is an imitation of, or is a substitute for, another drug or resembles another drug in a manner likely to deceive or bears upon it or upon its label or container the name of another drug unless it is plainly and conspicuously marked so as to reveal its true character and its lack of identity with such other drug; or

(c)        If the label or container bears the name of an individual or company purporting to be the manufacturer of the drug, which individual or company is fictitious or does not exist; or

(d)       If it has been substituted wholly or in part by another drug or substance; or

(e)        If it purports to be the product of a manufacturer of whom it is not truly a product.

References:

http://www.lawsindia.com/Advocate%20Library/c86.htm#s16

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/21/352

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/pakistan-toll-in-spurious-drugs-incident-reaches-100/224567-56.html

 

 

Autotaxin – Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA).

Autotaxin is a lysophospholipase D that occurs in plasma and serum and cleaves lysophosphatidylcholine, thereby forming lysophosphatidic acid (LPA). This enzyme occurs as a 125 kDa protein, attached to intracellular vesicles with a single transmembrane domain, and as a soluble extracellular enzyme generated from the former by proteolytic processing and secretion.

  • Autotaxin appears to be a major source of extracellular LPA.
  • In mice expressing only one allele of autotaxin, plasma levels of LPA are half as high as in control mice.
  • Mice with homozygous autotaxin deficiency died around embryonic day 10 with major vascular defects in yolk sac and embryo.
  • They also had allantois malformation, neural tube defects and asymmetric headfolds. These symptoms strongly resemble the phenotype of Gα13 knockout mice, suggesting that LPA-GPCR predominantly signal through Gα13 in early development.