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Taobao Mall Ordered to Halt Online Pharmaceutical Sales

Southern Daily, 7/21/11

Hangzhou-based C2C & B2C e-commerce site Taobao was recently ordered to halt the sale of pharmaceuticals on its Taobao Mall platform. Zhejiang province's food and drug administration authorities have ordered Taobao to make the necessary alterations as quickly as possible.

Links to pharmaceutical goods on Taobao Mall are no longer functioning, instead displaying a message stating the user must log-in directly to the merchant's website in order to make any purchase.

Editor's Note: For more information on this topic, please see "Taobao Mall Pharmacy "Only Provides Information"," MD 6/22/11 issue.

Keywords: regulation e-commerce Taobao Internet B2C C2C Taobao Mall online healthcare Tmall Drugstore

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