Open Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 4 (April 2018)

ISSN Print: 2327-5952   ISSN Online: 2327-5960

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The Current Status and Development Countermeasures of Online Pharmacies in China

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DOI: 10.4236/jss.2018.64019    759 Downloads   1,502 Views   Citations
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Objective: To propose countermeasures for online pharmacies and promote the development of online pharmacies in China. Method: To summarize development status of China’s online pharmacies through literature analysis. The number of online pharmacies in China has increased year by year, and China’s policies have gradually opened up. However, there’s still imperfect situation in the medicine quality, pharmaceutical care, logistics and distribution, unopened OTC medicines, the online pharmacies are not docked with the social insurance, and other issues that hinder the development of online pharmacies. Results and Conclusion: Online pharmacies enhance corporate self-discipline, and establish third-party logistics, thus to improve the quality of the pharmaceutical care, gradually opening OTC medicine sales, achieve the docking with the social insurance system and others to promote the development of online pharmacies in China.

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Chen, X. (2018) The Current Status and Development Countermeasures of Online Pharmacies in China. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 6, 224-231. doi: 10.4236/jss.2018.64019.

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