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Nida Aziz
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Hi All
My name is Nida Aziz and I'm working as an HR Executive with a leading group of Pharmaceuticals companies in Karachi, Pakistan.
We were once interviewing an MBBS doctor who was interested in joining Indian Pharmaceutical industry but couldn't do so 'coz "Pharmaceutical companies in India don't hire doctors as Product Managers, Training Managers, Business Development Managers etc."
Is this true? Because in Pakistan it is a common practice to hire doctors in Pharmaceutical marketing and Business development departments. Don't you think only pharmacists should be considered in these places?
Anyway please tell me if there's such thing as not hiring Doctors in Pharma companies in india or else where in the world.
Thanks in advance!!
Nida Aziz

From Pakistan
Dear Aziz ji,As for my knowledge is concern, for such positions generally utilised the services of B. Pharma / M. Pharma / Doctorates in Pharmacy will be used.Regards,PBS KUMAR
From India, Kakinada
Thanks for your reply!
I just want to know is it by law not to hire doctors in pharma companies in india?? I have come to know about it and I want to confirm it from some authentic source! because here in our country its a common practice to hire doctors as product managers etc!

From Pakistan
I am working as a HR in a Pharmaceutical org.
we appoint Doctors in Indian Pharmaceutical Organizations for preparing Medical Windows (Information) to Other Doctors and give suggestions to Marketing people in sale, how to approach to Doctors and chemist giving medical presentations to Marketing people and helping new marketing people in training etc.
we have one Sr. Doctors in our company.

From India, Mumbai
Dear Nida
Yes in India Pharma companies do hire MBBS doctors as product Managers, Medical Cordinators, Training Managers etc, even there are people who are MBBS and done MBA and are working in Indian Pharma industry. there are companies like Astra, Cipla, Dr Reddys, Cadilla etc

From India, Mumbai
Hi! Nida,
If we talk more specifically then Indian pharma industry (Ethical product promotion) utilises Doctors to extend the product ,a proper medical justification like, technical references, indications(clinical usage), product positioning in terms of customers (Doctors), dosage schedules, USPs (Unique selling pepositions etc.) etc.etc..
Doctors act as medical consultant where the product managment department (PMD) co-ordinates with these medical consultant to evolve a marketing strategy, depending upon the stage of the product life cycle of a product with respect to the current market scenario of compan'y product portfolio.

From India, Bhopal
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