Chinese FDA releases “drug scanner” app
pharmafile | November 10, 2016 | News story | Business Services, Manufacturing and Production, Medical Communications, Research and Development, Sales and Marketing | Chinese Food and Drug Administration, app
The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has released a new app earlier this week which enables users to download information on over-the-counter drugs by simply scanning the product’s barcode.
The “drug scanner” app can provide this drug information alongside food and drug updates and FAQS, informing users with up to date reports on potential risks of various treatments. The app also features a drug license inquiry system and even a GPS tool to locate nearby pharmacies. Users can also share this data.
Chen Ko-hsin, an official from the Division of Controlled Drugs, explained that the app’s purpose is to increase education and convenience for users when it comes to drugs, shifting the source of information from printed packaging material to a mobile device.
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