Sunday, December 9, 2012

Digital Communication Channels For Drugs And Healthcare Products In India

E-commerce in India is booming and pharmaceutical and health care industry is also eying upon the same for greater reach and more profits. However, legal enablement of e-health in India is still missing. In fact, e-health in India is facing legal roadblocks. Till now we do not have any dedicated e-health laws and regulations in India.

In such circumstances, online sales and purchase of prescribed drugs and medicines in India is a tricky issue that is full of legal landmines. In countries like United States there are laws like Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), etc. However, in India we have no such laws to take care of e-health, telemedicine and similar issues.

Further, online shopping in India has many legal and cyber security issues to be resolved. For instance, essential legislations ensuring privacy protection, data protection, data security, cyber security, confidentiality maintenance, etc are missing in India. This makes online sales and purchases vulnerable to cyber crimes and financial frauds. This is the reason why cash on delivery is still the preferred mode of e-commerce payments in India.

See E-Commerce Laws And Regulations In India for more.

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