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Rumor: Taobao Mall to Launch Pharmacy Channel

Sohu IT, 6/15/11

Hangzhou-based e-commerce site Taobao's B2C Taobao Mall is reportedly planning to launch a pharmaceutical channel, according to a screenshot recently leaked on the Internet. The channel is being launched in cooperation with five state-approved B2C pharmaceutical companies, including Shanghai-based Fumei Pharmaceuticals (, Beijing-based Golden Elephant Medicine (, Hangzhou-based Jo Jo Drugstores, Jiangxi-based Kaixinren (, and Yunnan Baiyao ( The Taobao Mall medicine channel currently lists several categories of non-prescription drugs.

An industry source said the channel will be announced next week.

According to official statistics, 35 firms were awarded a pharmaceuticals e-commerce license this year, but online sales still account for a negligible fraction of China's pharmaceuticals market.

B2C e-commerce website Yihaodian has a pharmaceuticals B2C platform,, and it was recently reported that Beijing-based B2C e-commerce platform 360Buy has acquired a pharmaceuticals B2C website in preparation to enter the market.

Keywords: e-commerce Taobao Internet online healthcare license B2C 360buy Yihaodian Taobao Mall Tmall Drugstore


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