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The current shift in the marketing strategy is work by multinational pharmaceutical Companies .It is now high-end (rather than adaptive) development that is being carried out by leading companies. And, increasingly, other companies are finding themselves competing against, or working with, new innovation-based companies. My study focuses on the processes and outcomes of globally distributed pharmaceutical companies. This article will present the changing marketing strategies when a pharma company shifts from Acute base to Chronic therapy base. This research paper will also give an insight about shift in supply chain process and customer and end-customer perception which is the base of formulation of different marketing strategies.

Key Words: Acute, Chronic, Core, Super Core, Closing stock, Inventory, Push, Pull, End-customer, Core customer, SKUs, SAP, ERP, Primary Sales, Secondary Sales.


The pharmaceutical industry is the world’s largest industry due to worldwide revenues of approximately US$2.8 trillion. Pharma industry has seen major changes in the recent years that place new demands on payers, providers and manufacturers. Customers now demand the same choice and convenience from pharma industry that they find in other

segment. Indian Pharmaceutical Industry is poised for high consistent growth over the next few years, driven by a multitude of factors. Top Indian Companies like Ranbaxy, DRL, CIPLA and Dabur have already established their presence. The pharmaceutical industry is a knowledge driven industry and is heavily dependent on Research and Development for new products and growth. However, basic research (discovering new molecules) is a time consuming and expensive process and is thus, dominated by large global multinationals.

Indian companies have only recently entered the area. The Indian pharmaceutical industry came into existence in 1901, when Bengal Chemical & Pharmaceutical Company started its maiden operation in Calcutta. The next few decades saw the pharmaceutical industry moving through several phases, largely in accordance with government policies. Commencing with repackaging and preparation of formulations from imported bulk drugs, the Indian industry has moved on to become a net foreign

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