ASOP Global began a China initiative during 2015, and activities included a report of the China internet drug sales problem with recommendations, a symposium titled “International Symposium on Drug Chain Security & Combating Counterfeit Drugs” organized with local China partners during 2016, and an ASOP Global delegation trip to China during 2017. Continued coordination with China FDA and China Stakeholders will take place during 2018 and ASOP Global is planning to organize a follow-up ASOP Global delegation to China during 2019.
ASOP Global China Internet Study
ASOP Global completed a study done by LegitScript on China Internet drug sales during 2015. This study findings included that 93% of China’s Internet pharmacy market is operating illegally (in US and Europe 97% are operating illegally). The study included several recommendations and during 2016 and 2017 ASOP China activities, ASOP Global has promoted cooperation with China FDA and China partners. ASOP Global is in the process of preparing an update of the 2015 study working with LegitScript and in coordination with China stakeholders.