Prescription drugs on sale online in China

With China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA)’s recently introduced policy, the Chinese can now potentially purchase their prescription drugs online at Walmart or even Alibaba.com. Though the final list of available prescription drugs are to be consolidated over the next couple of days, this new policy seems to have sparked a discussion amongst China and the region. If prescription drugs, …

Article Download – Forging New Relationships in China’s Consolidating Distribution Industry

Slightly more than a year ago, in August 2010, China's Ministry of Commerce unveiled a draft plan designed to help effect a major restructuring of the country's drug distribution system. The goal, according to the plan's authors, was to reduce what until recently had been some 16,500 pharmaceutical wholesalers and 140,000 retailers to no more than two multi-regional large distribution …