China Telemedicine: How it Might Reshape Pharmacies

Pharmacies are at a crossroads, but China telemedicine gains might change them for the better in the near future.

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In China, prescribed drugs are mainly distributed through public hospitals. Pharmacies rely heavily on OTC drugs and personal care products as incomes. Profit is thin due to expensive leasing costs, growing labor costs and multi-layer procurement models. Price is the key area for competition. There are no health services, only product sales. … [Read more...]

Q&A w/ Meena Ganesh, Co-Founder and CEO of Portea Medical India

The first in a series of Q&A's with various leaders from India's senior care market is available courtesy of Retirement Living World 2014, in Mumbai, India.


Interested in learning more about India's senior care market?  Then register for the upcoming Retirement Living World 2014, held from December 11-12 in Mumbai, India.  More information available here.  And, for more information on Portea Medical, read Benjamin Shobert's profile of them and the overall senior care market within India at Forbes … [Read more...]

Chinese Lunch: No More Alcohol (LinkedIn)

A short anecdote about the new lunch culture of China's government officials who interact with the private sector.

Consumption in China

Two weeks ago I came back from a three week trip in China that included a whirlwind of meetings with foreign executives in various healthcare industries, as well as Chinese government officials responsible for regulating pharmaceutical advertising and clinical research. As our group sat down to a never-ending stream of lunches and dinners two … [Read more...]

An Unexpected Reality in the Post-GSK World (WiCON – Pharma China)

In the aftermath of the GSK scandal ...

Chinese Medicine

multinational (MNC) pharmaceutical companies have been quick to review their compliance practices, ask questions to their government affairs teams about what this situation says about China’s regulators or its internal politics, at the same time companies review overall strategic market access for their domestic Chinese operations. However, one … [Read more...]

IAHSA-China Study Tour – Dec 7-15, San Francisco

Join IAHSA-China in San Francisco for their study tour of key American senior care facilities.

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IAHSA-China has created the opportunity for its members to participate in a study tour of senior living facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area. This study tour has been specifically organized to meet the needs of Chinese nationals who are looking to learn more about the U.S. Senior Living industry. At each facility visited, senior … [Read more...]