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CFDA Cracks Down on Illicit Distribution of Pharmaceuticals on Internet

China Insight - Lifesciences


Pharmaceutical companies disseminating information regarding their products or distributing pharmaceuticals on the Internet without meeting applicable criteria and qualifications may bear the brunt of inspection by competent authorities.

On 20 August 2013, a campaign against illicit distribution of pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical information on the Internet was instituted by five Ministries in China, i.e. the China Food and Drug Administration (“CFDA”), the State Internet Information Office, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) , the Ministry of Public Security as well as the State Administration for Industry and Commerce.

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