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Title: Equitable Practice of Online Pharmacy
Contributor(s): Marimuthu, Sharllene  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2007
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Abstract: The Internet offers significant benefits to consumers in the form of greater and easier access to detailed information as well as convenient access to healthcare products and services. Consumers are turning to the Internet not just for the healthcare information but also for prescriptions and medical advice. The Malaysian government embarked on building a healthcare information system for the 21st century through its Tele-health Project 2000. The said project aims to keep people healthy through a virtual healthcare information system. One important aspect of healthcare is pharmaceuticals. There are undoubted benefits of online pharmacies such as competitive prices, convenience and privacy. But, there are potential risk involved as well, one of which is false and misleading information. Malaysia has developed some significant laws primarily to protect its consumers. These piecemeal laws have been able to meet the basic objectives of consumer protection as and when required. However, the concept of online pharmacy demands more comprehensive consumer protection. The article examines the legal issues associated with online advertising of pharmaceutical products and suggestions to address these issues.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 4th Asian Law Institute (ASLI) Conference: "Voices From Asia For A Just and Equitable World", Depok, Indonesia, 24th - 25th May, 2007
Conference Details: 4th Asian Law Institute (ASLI) Conference: "Voices From Asia For A Just and Equitable World", Depok, Indonesia, 24th - 25th May, 2007
Source of Publication: Voices From Asia For A Just and Equitable World: Papers from the 4th Asian Law Institute Conference, p. 314-324
Publisher: University of Indonesia
Place of Publication: Jakarta, Indonesia
Field of Research (FOR): 180105 Commercial and Contract Law
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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