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Governance on the Drug Supply Chain via Gcoin Blockchain

Division of Risk Management, Taiwan Food and Drug Administration, No.161-2, Kunyang St, Nangang District, Taipei City 11561, Taiwan
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 10617, Taiwan
College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(6), 1055;
Received: 15 March 2018 / Revised: 30 April 2018 / Accepted: 9 May 2018 / Published: 23 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Health Economics)
As a trust machine, blockchain was recently introduced to the public to provide an immutable, consensus based and transparent system in the Fintech field. However, there are ongoing efforts to apply blockchain to other fields where trust and value are essential. In this paper, we suggest Gcoin blockchain as the base of the data flow of drugs to create transparent drug transaction data. Additionally, the regulation model of the drug supply chain could be altered from the inspection and examination only model to the surveillance net model, and every unit that is involved in the drug supply chain would be able to participate simultaneously to prevent counterfeit drugs and to protect public health, including patients. View Full-Text
Keywords: blockchain; drug supply chains; Gcoin blockchain; drug supply chains; Gcoin
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Tseng, J.-H.; Liao, Y.-C.; Chong, B.; Liao, S.-W. Governance on the Drug Supply Chain via Gcoin Blockchain. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 1055.

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