Pharmacy in China

Pharmacy schools and programs

There are three universities in mainland China specializes in the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmaceutical industry:

Counterfeit drugs

Figures in China report almost 200,000 persons are said to have died in 2001 as a consequence of having taken counterfeit drugs.[1]

Online & mail-order pharmacy

The online pharmacy in China began in 2005. By the end of 2008, only 10 online pharmacy obtained permission to sell the OTC drugs,[2] versus 639 in January, 2017.[3] Not only the number, but also the sales are booming. Thus, the China Food and Drug Administration conducted a pilot reform to admit three businesses using their third-party platform to retail drugs online with the B2C mode since 2013, which has been ended by August, 2016 accounting for to some extent difficulty in its regulation.[4]


  • The Museum of Huqingyutang Chinese Pharmacy

See also


Further reading

Chinese pharmaceutical policy
International conferences
Comparative study
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