“How to Start a Drug Store Business”
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  • James expert adviser said on March 15, 2011
    @sogal, if you are planning for opening a medical store in india then here are the list of things for you.
    • you need a pharmacist license
    • you can also rent it from market.
    • You also need to apply for a store license to drug control board of india.
    • You will also need a business license, bank account, tax id, etc.
    • Startup cost depends on the size and place of the store, it can be as minimum as Rs.100,000 also.
    • The biggest advantage of this business is you will get the credit from the wholesaler and sell them in cash.

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • Gaurav Saboo said on March 17, 2011
    Dear Sir, I am a resident of Kolkata but right now doing a job at ahmedabad. I wish to start up my own venture / business at Kolkata itself. I would like to be a main / primary distributor of medicine. Please help , how to make this happen both upstream and downstream.
  • Amita Kulkarni said on March 19, 2011
    Sir, I am Pharmacist and planning to open a medical store at pune maharashtra state. Am new to this field. Can you please send the details of the formalities required, type of license required, where from i get this license(address of the office) to open the store in shortest possible time. Awaiting for your valuable guidance and information. Warm Regards
  • Amitabha santra said on March 25, 2011
    i am a medical representative since 2 years, and i am not from science background. Can i own any license to start a chemist shop or i have to get license from the B-Pharm holder on rent. Midnapur, West Bengal
  • vivek beginner adviser said on April 1, 2011
    hey people i'm from hyd n recently started my own medical store. well if u r a pharmacy student (i.e d.pharm or b.pharm) then first get ur registration from the local pharmacy council.. all a.p ppl d pharmacy council is at nampally near the railway station and opp the board of intermediate building.. once you are a registered pharmacist u gotta apply for drug license i.e form no. 20 and 21 at the drug control office at vengal rao nagar that's close to s.r. nagar. for the drug license u'll need a shop of 10x10 ft and if you dont own it then a rental agreement with the building owner n lots of other stuff. once u get d drug license its tax registration (T.O.T or V.A.T), Labour license n if required trade license
  • amol gawai said on April 3, 2011
    hello sir nice article, please i want your guidance as i'm opening a drug distributorship in my home town, i want to know what are the requirements a drug agency should have construction wise.
  • Pradeep H said on April 9, 2011
    I am 30 Yrs old from Bangalore. I am a graduate but not done pharmacy. Now planning to start a Medical store. Pls guide me with proper details and procedure. How do i get the license and start the store?
  • Jayalaxmi S said on April 12, 2011
    Hello Sir/Madam, read the article which i found very interesting focusing on todays situation. I am a Nurse by profession completed my degree. I am planning to start a Medical store. So is their any distance learning course during such situation or we need to complete pharmacy course? Please guide me with proper details and procedure. Thanking you.
  • Dr. Ashish sinha said on April 12, 2011
    I am starting a medical shop on a main road of Kolkata. I am a medical doctor and I need to know how to start my own medicine shop. Please contact me at ashishsinha72@yahoo.com
  • Sampa Bose said on April 13, 2011
    I want to start a medicine shop near NRS hospital, central kolkata. I am not a pharmacist. I am a medical transcriptionist. How much amount is required? How i can arrange this amount?
  • Abhijit said on April 14, 2011
    I want to start a medical store chain in pune...if anybody from pune want to be a part of my business then please contact me on abhijit.ghatge@gmail.com. i have some business ideas on which we will work in medical store business. If interested just send me mail then we will meet and discuss on it.
  • RAMLAL MANDAL said on April 22, 2011
    Hello, I was completed D.Pharm and I was got the registration certificate from West Bengal Pharmacy Council. So, I want to start a new medicine shop at Kolkata but I'm resident of other state. How much is the minimum investment to start a new medicine shop and what is the margin of medicine and what is the layout of drug store, please tell me in details. Contact at ramlal_pinky@rediff.com and Phone no. 9474695155.
  • Rakesh Solanki said on April 28, 2011
    I was having a medical store in Virar west, and my wife is B pharm who use to run this business. Due to some personal reason my wife could not continue the business. We do have the furniture costing 2.5lacs and medicines and general items costing to 2lacs. We are looking for following options 1) looking for someone who can purchase our furniture 2) looking for a partner who can join me to start medical shop again 3) who wants the business to run.. If anyone interested can contact me ASAP on 9987785743 (if not available can message me)
  • Kisira David said on May 8, 2011
    Am David from kampala uganda and want to start up a drug shop in Entebbe-Uganda but still contemplating on which name to use for my drug shop.please advise?
  • Sumanta Roy said on May 9, 2011
    Hello Sir, I am B.com Graduate & recently servicing in a private company in kolkata. But I want to start a business of medical store in Calcutta. Please advice me how can i start this, what will be the minimum investment in this business. regards. Sumanta Roy
  • Sivaraj said on May 10, 2011
    Hello Sir, I am B.tech Graduate & recently working in a private company in chennai I want to start a pharmaceutical business in Chennai. Please advice me how can i start this, where i will get the license registration what will be the minimum investment in this business. regards. Sivaraj.
  • shoaib thakur said on May 11, 2011
    hello everyone,guys please help me out as i would like to start a medical store at my commercial space in mumbai(kurla west),for that matter i require pharmacist license,so anyone who would like to offer his/her pharmacy license are most welcome,good money would be offered.thank you. Shoaib(mobile):9664147728
  • Dipanshu Mangla said on May 12, 2011
    Hello Sir, I am B.com Graduate & recently servicing in a private company in Faridabad. But I want to start a business of medical store in faridabad. Please advice me how & which location can i start this, what will be the minimum investment in this business. Thanks & Regards, Dipanshu Mangla, e-mail dipanshudeepu@yahoo.co.in
  • Rohit kumar saxena said on May 17, 2011
    Dear Sir, i am have a plan to start a medical store at budaun, uttar pradesh- 243601, there is no. company owned out-let in the town. Pre capita income is good. kindly send me detail of document and investment, about it, and if i want a franchisee of any company what is the process for that. regards, rohit saxena, 9650694446
  • Zeenat Khan said on May 20, 2011
    hello sir I would like to open medical stores in India(Ranchi).Please help me out for that matter.What are the requirements to open for chemist shop.thank you.
  • Marivic Urbano Hijastro said on May 20, 2011
    good evening! I'm decided to engage in pharmacy business here in ozamis city, philippines, i knew already that i need to hire a license pharmacist since i am not..please help me to have a list of basic medicine needed for my planning store, and wanna ask from you if 600 thousand pesos amount could start...for stocks needed...thanks so much and i'm sincerely waiting for your reply! Godbless!
  • ankur lochab said on May 23, 2011
    Hello, i am running a pharmaceutical wholesale business . and i think the margin is not much to fulfill the family requirements .what other items i can add in this business which may have a good percentage of margin , waiting for your reply thank you
  • suneesh said on May 25, 2011
    Sir, i had completed Msc Biotechnology.I would like to know whether i can get license to start a medical store..thank you. kindly reply.
  • ishfaq said on May 26, 2011
    Hello Sir.i want to start my career in drug distribution.I want to be the sole distributor of some drugs from any company.What should i do,and how should i start.I have got a drug license in my name
  • pinky singh said on May 27, 2011
    Hello Sir, I am MBA Graduate and i have own business in stock broking. But i have a plane to start a medical store at (dhanbad). Please advice me how and which location can i start this, what will be min investment in this business. with regards, pinky singh
  • GYANENDRA HAYARAN said on May 28, 2011
    sir, I am a science graduate but not a pharmacist and i want to start a retail medical store in lucknow. I want to know about the formalities required for that. How can i a get a drug license and what initial investment is needed for business. regards, gyanendrahayaran
  • mary said on June 2, 2011
    Thank you for the good job. I would like to start a pharmacy in Kampala, Uganda. What is the minimum amount of money I would need for the start? Thank you
  • P Venkatakrishna said on June 4, 2011
    I want to start Medical shop @ Hyderabad can any one give me complete details how to start. Or i would like own a Medical store which is already running and wanted to be sold @ Hyderabad near Dilsukhnagar.
  • sunny kumar said on June 4, 2011
    sir , i am a general nursing n midwifery diploma holder. I want to start Medical shop in my area can any one give me complete details how to start or to ask me that can i get license easily??
  • Agyapong Ebenezer said on June 7, 2011
    i want startup a pharmacy business at kasoa a suburb of Accra- Ghana. i need all knowledge, processes involve to begin. thank you
  • Sandeep Kumar Dubey said on June 8, 2011
    Dear all, i'm registered pharmacist from state pharmacy council, bhopal. If anybody need my assistance regarding license for drug retail shop, procedure for opening same & if u need pharmacist for your retail/chain shop. Kindly contact me at 09074530720 or e:mail me at dubeysandeep_bpharma@yahoo.com. Thanks Sandip Dubey
  • Desalegn Addis/South Wollo Dessie-Ethiopia said on June 9, 2011
    I am interested to prepare financial planning for a drug store which I operate in the near future. could u help me in the preparation of the business plan specially the financial part? Regards Desalegn Addis +251914716065
  • Sumithra K said on June 9, 2011
    I am Retired Head nurse in an Government organization. Can I Apply for drug license with my experience and with My medical certificate. I Have small place where I can open small Medical Shop. Please guide me, Sumithra K
  • fazal said on June 12, 2011
    i am interested to start the independent medical shop in mubra mumbai can any body suggest how it will work
  • subhra bhattacharyya said on June 13, 2011
    i am interested to open a medicine shop in durgapur, westbengal, i have done m.pharm, in future i want to run a stokist also. what would be the cost for opening a medicine retail shop(approx with all estimation)
  • Sacchidanand Arakeri said on June 14, 2011
    I want to open a pharmacy in Bangalore. Is there an academic qualification required for opening a pharmacy, or is it that anybody can open one?
  • G KARTHIK REDDY said on June 14, 2011
    HELLO SIR. I WANT TO START A DRUG STORE IN VIKARABAD,RANGA REDDY DIST, ANDHRA PRADESH,INDIA. So,Please suggest me how to start? Which distributor is better for products? which permission we have to take sir? please please please give me information sir
  • Muhammed Asrar Khan said on June 15, 2011
    HI,i want to open my Pharmacy store in Hyderabad, i dont have pharmacy degree but i can hire the degree,can i open my second pharmacy in that same degree ? if i want to open more than ten pharmacy is one degree is enough. plzzzzzzzz let me know as soon as possible
  • Rajesh said on June 16, 2011
    I want to be distributor in west Delhi. what is the procedure to get license and how much minimum investment is required for it.
  • saraswathi said on June 17, 2011
    How to start a medical store in west Delhi. How to get license and its pre-requisites. I want to hire a pharmacist. How much minimum investment is required and risks involved with it.
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  • Naresh Manche said on June 25, 2011
    sir, i am d-pharm and i am working in a alpha health sciences pvt.ltd. for last 8 months and my experience in the field of pharmacy around 10 years.now i want to start a wholesale drug distributor for life saving medicine. what is the procedure to open a wholesale drug distributor. please guide me regarding the above wholesale drug distributor.
  • Dr.Abhishek Pandey said on June 26, 2011
    I like to start a medical store in Lucknow but i have no idea about it. Please tell me how to initiate it. Thanx.
  • Asha said on June 27, 2011
    Sir, I wanted to start a medical stores in bangalore near tumukur road. I have not done D.Pharma but I have experience in medicines. I am working as sales man for wholesale Pharma from 10 years. What is procedure to open a medical store. please guide me in this regard. thanks J.C Shiva Kumar
  • Nana said on June 28, 2011
    hello anybody who want to help a student pharmacist ? pls call 002330275954163
  • Param Hans Dwivedi said on July 3, 2011
    I want to set a wholesale business of medicines in U.P. Please tell me the procedure to obtain the drug license and other requirements. Request to answer also on my ID : phdwivedi@rediffmail.com
  • Parimal Mondal said on July 15, 2011
    I am Parimal Mondal, make a decision to start a retail medical (Drug) store in Berhampore, Dist- Murshidabad, west Bengal. How to get license and its pre-requisites. I want to hire a pharmacist. How much minimum investment is required and risks involved with it and profit value in this business. If any one can rent their Pharmacist license please contact with me in this contact no. 9434394359, 9153023231 and also mail me to this e-mail Id: pm7759@gmail.com. Thanking U.
  • satyanarayana kadali said on July 18, 2011
    I intend to start a retail drug store at Amalapuram, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, attached to a Eye Hospital. Kindly let me know the requisites to obtain drug license in this regard and other formalities for opening the drug store. Thank you, Yours Satyanarayana
  • Dr.Radha Sraoogi said on July 19, 2011
    Can A Doctor Doing M.D. in Pharmacology be eligible to hold license for a medical shop if his family has one?
  • Martino Banong-le said on July 22, 2011
    I am interested in setting up a drug store in Ghana but i do not know how to start it. Please I need some advice
  • mukesh kumar sharma said on July 23, 2011
    how can i open a medical store in delhi? as i am B.COM (P) and work experience in same line 6 year and currently working in a Pharma Company from last 4 Years.
  • Haddad MH said on July 26, 2011
    Hi, I'm a PhD. in Medical Parasitology from UK and I am interested in setting up a Medical laboratory in UK. Do I need any license and other formalities?
  • seth obuobi said on July 31, 2011
    Hi, i live in Accra and my wife is nurse. We want to open a drug store.What are the processes i have to go through.
  • Aham George said on August 3, 2011
    My name is Aham George, from Lagos, Nigeria. I have a B.Sc in Chemistry and i want go into the sales of drugs and cosmetics products. i want to know the procedure to follow.
  • DHRUV SETH said on August 11, 2011
    I want to open a medical store in marol mumbai. Please advise me how to go about it--obtaining the license, hiring a pharmacist & other related details. regards
  • arvind said on August 15, 2011
    i want to start a chemist shop in south kolkata or near a repted govt. hospital. pl. advise how much money reqd? Also i do not posses a B Pharma degree. Can i still do so? if yes please suggest.
  • girijesh kumar said on August 15, 2011
    how to open medicine outlet , how can i get license , document required for getting license and what is procedure for getting it
  • Dr Deepti said on August 17, 2011
    i want to start a chemist shop in Ranchi Jharkhand. i am a medical practitioner. do i need a license to start it? how much minimum investment is required? what is the procedure?
  • Kaushalesh Vaishnav said on August 18, 2011
    Hi friends. I am M.Pharm and working with a pharma co. and have 6+ yrs of experience. The very first thing I would like to clear that, you dont need a pharmacy degree to open a drug store. But you do need a pharmacist registration to dispense the medicines at pharmacy. I would like to start a retail pharmacy store at Rjnandgaon, CG. Interested parties please call 09981120845
  • Charity said on August 23, 2011
    I stay in Kampala Uganda and i would like to start a drug shop in Kampala.Please advise on the essential guidelines and requirements i need to have it a successful Venture.
  • Sunday Rotimi said on August 25, 2011
    Thanks a lot for your enlightenment, Pls, how can i obtain an operating license to operate a pharmaceutical biz in Lagos State, Nigeria. Thank you.
  • Sangita Sen said on August 26, 2011
    I am a chemist.I want to start a medicine soap in kolkata.my qualification is MSc in chemistry.Please let me know what are the initial requirements and how to get the license. how much finance will sufficient to start the store.please give the feedback.
  • ravi said on August 28, 2011
    iam pharmacist, i passed year 1993 after i worked as a pharmacist in hospital, now i want to start medical store in bangalore ,what is procedure req for opening medical store.......
  • S Mukherjee said on August 30, 2011
    I want to start a medical store in Kolkata. Already have the store and capital. want guidance on how to set up store as well as how to become a stockist. Please give feedback.
  • Bella said on September 1, 2011
    Hi,I operate a pharmacy shop in Ghana.I want a wholesaler in the US to purchase otc drugs from, in order to satisfy my customers who insist on getting brands they are used to.
  • kanhaiya agrawal said on September 2, 2011
    hi, i want 2 start a medical shop in faridabad. what is the licensing procedure 4 it, is there any availability in any hospital who give me his medical store on lease basis
  • Shivendra Singh said on September 6, 2011
    I want to open medical store in a part of my living area because i am unable to afford outside retail shops. is it possible? please give me advice. Thanks
  • Dalwai Moin said on September 8, 2011
    Dear Amita Kulkarni, i am based in Pune and having sufficient experience in retail Medical store. I am looking active partner from pune. I am ready to invest capital in business. i would prefer Pharmacist as a Partner.If you or any body else interested in this proposal please contact me on Nine One Six Seven Eight Three Five Seven Nine Five or mail me dkhan@etisalat.in Hope to hear from You, Thanks & Regards,
  • Abhijit Das said on September 9, 2011
    Hi, I am interested in opening a medicine shop at Karunamoyee Ghat Road, Kolkata-82, I have the shop and the capital required for this, but I want to have some franchisee right from pharmacies like, Frankross Pharmacy, Blue Print or Apollo Pharmacy. Please help me and guide me through for the same. Thanks and regards, Abhijit
  • Srikanth said on September 9, 2011
    Hi All, I am having D-Pharmacy Certificate. Can you please suggest me how to Transfer my certificate from Andhra Pradesh to Karanataka? Here is my number 98867 48812
  • joginder chauhan said on September 10, 2011
    i am a sonipat haryana registered pharmacist please suggest how can i lease my pharmacist license to any medical store in haryana to open medical store in haryana sonipat on my pharmacist license. joginder chauhan-mob-8010206320 E-MAIL-chauhanjoginder@yahoo.co.in
  • shalini singh said on September 11, 2011
    hi, i am interested in opening a medicine shop in navi mumbai. i have done M.Sc in biochemistry.is this possible to get license with this qualification ??how much capital is required for this.please let me know about from where i can get the license and other formalities to start a retail shop.how much investment is needed to open a franchise ??
  • prashant singh said on September 12, 2011
    how to start retail pharma shop please give complete costing to start shop of pharma total cost to set pharma shop.
  • ELIZABETH AZEKE said on September 13, 2011
    i am based in Abuja, Nigeria. please i want to start up a pharmaceutical store, how do i go about it? thanks.
  • harjit singh said on September 16, 2011
    How to start a medicine shop nearby asansol and the total investment required.Also criteria for obtaining license for this purpose?
  • vivek said on September 17, 2011
    what are the requisite for opening a chemist shop in noida? can a doctor on the basis of his MBBS degree open a drug store? kindly help me
  • Riyaz said on September 17, 2011
    Hello i've a grocery shop in kodaikanal. I am a registered pharmacist. I wish to start a pharmacy along with this grocery shop kindly send me the procedure. Thanking you.
  • tosin said on September 17, 2011
    hi, i am a veterinary doctor, graduated from nigeria and want to practice in the uk. i want to know what the requirements are to be able to practice, this includes how to obtain a license. many thanks.
  • shyamal chatterjee said on September 20, 2011
    i want to open own pharmacy retail counter in north kolkata. where i can get pharmacist as rent.please contact if any.
  • pankaj kumar said on September 20, 2011
    we have shops in main market pathankot, looking for medical expert to open clinic and pharma shop. call 08988131212 or p_sondhi@rediffmail.com
  • jaswant singh said on September 21, 2011
    my daughter is interested in opening a medicine shop in delhi. she have done b sc in biochemistry. Is it possible to get license with this. you are requested to tell me where from my daughter can get this license and how.
  • Sachu said on September 23, 2011
    I have completed nursing but i need to start a medical shop . Will you tell me all the detail about pharmacy registration and especially about room size , interior arrangement....etc
  • LAWRENCE CARLSON NYEMAH said on September 24, 2011
    I want to open a drug store in My country, Liberia but the drug store will be in monrovia the capital of liberia, and I need the following advice,
    1. what is the best way to start.
    2. can you recommend to me what kind of wholesale pharmacy to order from in west africa and in the U S, canada, europe in terms of low cost.
    3. How much do i start with, IN TERMS OF CAPITAL
  • praveen kumar v said on September 29, 2011
    hi, i wish to start a medical store in my home town. I dont know the process which is behind it. please help me how to start a medical store, its initial amount etc.
  • roy g said on October 4, 2011
    hi, what is the difference between license to operate and license for distributorship? i am planning to get medical supplies from the suppliers and then trade it to the drugstore. my locations is in the Philippines. What would be my requirements. Thanks.
  • santosh said on October 4, 2011
    i want to start pharmacy /medical shop in mumbai,pls help me which licensed i required to start pharmacy shop,pls tell me how to make proper set up for pharmacy shop,how to keep track on medicine,what care to be taken for storage of medicine,what is initial investment for pharmacy shop, thanks and pls do needful to me
  • Ruben Sodhi said on October 4, 2011
    Sir ,I want to start a business with a FMCG company as a stockist , super stockist, which also sells drug items, kindly let me know what is the time period for drug license, DL fee, and where can I apply for the same. Thanks Ruben Sodhi
  • Mriganka said on October 6, 2011
    Dear sir, I want to open a drug store in Jorhat, Assam-India. So I am searching for a pharmacist, would you please suggest me where to get pharmacist in Assam. Waiting for your rely. M.Barua
  • Soumitra Das said on October 9, 2011
    Please let me know if I can able to open a medical shop within 10KM from an international border (Bangladesh border). I need advice on that as I am interested to open a Medical shop which will cater the requirements of patients under a panchayat samiti hospital, Maheshail, Murshidabad, West bengal(capacity:approx.70 bed) Please advice me in this regard.
  • harsha tomar said on October 10, 2011
    hello sir, I am a dentist..i want to open a medical store in khargone madhya pradesh..so can i myself get a license on my degree or will i have to borrow it from someone else..plz help asap...
  • SATYAJIT AAMOHANTY said on October 11, 2011
    Dear Sir, i am have a plan to start a chain of medical stores in orissa. there are numbers of company owned out-let in various towns. Per capita income is good. kindly send me detail of document and investment, about it, and if i want a franchisee of any company what is the process for that. regards, Satajit Mohanty, 9437003232, E-mail = satyajit&2005@gmail.com
  • aurobindo karmakar said on October 12, 2011
    i am willing to open a chemist & druggist shop in kolkata. please advice me how to go about it. i may also be interested in buying a running chemist shop provided it is in my range.
  • sanjib mukherjee said on October 12, 2011
    respected sir, i want to know how much capital need for 420 ft shop to furnish and to start with good stock, please advice me.
  • malik tajammal hussain said on October 13, 2011
    hello sir, i am will to start the work as distributor of medicines initially at Lahore and progressively covering rest of the cities of punjab with a low investment. please guide me all LEGAL FORMALITIES required to start up this business. suggesting of some reliable franchises/ whole sale dealers will be an additional help. thanks in anticipation.
  • Ashish Sharma said on October 13, 2011
    I am a pharmacist from Yamunanagar haryana and having good knowledge and experience about medicines. I am looking for an opportunity to get a medical store in well running hospitals. please guide me is there any opportunity in any hospital in haryana or nearby areas like zirakpur, yamunanagar, chandigarh, ponta sahib or any other areas .. please contact me on my mobile 9812502518 and my email ID "ashish_tcird@rediffmail.com". thanks Ashish
  • vamsi krishna said on October 13, 2011
    dear Sir, i Completed my B.Pharmacy. Now i want to a start a retail shop as well as Wholesale Shop please give me the suggestions how to start and requirements for the both retail & wholesale
  • Dr.Phone Wai Oo said on October 17, 2011
    I live in Myanmar. But I open my own clinic in a small town, there are 3000 houses in there. I also want to open medical drug store beside of my clinic.
  • Rasmi Ranjan said on October 18, 2011
    I am interested to start Surgical Disposables & medicine wholesale business in Orissa,India.Please kindly let me know the procedure and the capital requirements etc.my contract no.9937033828 Thank You
  • Deepa said on October 19, 2011
    Hi, I am Bsc., Microbiolaogy n MCA IGNOU open university. Presently I'm in a IT company. I want to open a medical shop in south Bangalore, karnataka, India. I want to start from scratch. Plz advice me about the procedure, reasonable investment, how to order for drugs and any more tips
  • SUMATHI BALAJI said on October 21, 2011


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