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(China Daily) Updated: 2016-08-02 08:11

The China Food and Drug Administration has suspended online pharmacy business with immediate effect due to a lack of supervision.

"I support the suspension. Medicines are different from other products, and should be brought under the supervision of medical personnel."

Tan Jinying, English major in Wuhan, Hubei province

"Online pharmacies can only sell over-the-counter medicines anyway. Our pharmacy also runs an online store, providing delivery services, saving time and energy for our clients."

Lu Yuxin, pharmacy employee in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province

"It's an extreme measure. It's the responsibility of the authorities to supervise the online business. Rules should be set in this sector."

Qu Xueyi, physics major in Harbin, Heilongjiang province

"I prefer to buy medicines at the pharmacy, where I can consult pharmacists. For prescription drugs, seeing a doctor is necessary."

Hu Jing, civil servant in Chongqing

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