||Dental medical equipment whether those imported from foreign countries or those manufactured by domestic, have no regulations in the process of transportation and storage condition. Therefore, some unscrupulous vendors sell bad quality or counterfeit products, which have impacted the entire industry and led adverse effect to people’s health. The government starts to promote good distribution practice in order to ensure the quality of dental medical equipment. The purpose of this study is to explore the influence on good distribution practice to dental medical equipment industry.|
The study adopts qualitative method and we interview representative manufacturers and vendors of dental medical equipment and also, the directors of dental medical equipment industry association. The main purpose of the interviews is to understand their ideas and suggestions to improve the regulations.
The results of this study show that the most of dental medical equipment owners have low acceptance for good distribution practice however, few owners not only can accept good distribution practice but also start to introduce this regulation to their own companies. A new regulation may have good and bad effect, so in this study, we also adopts SWOT analysis to explore how good distribution practice influences dental medical equipment industry, so they should grasp advantage, create opportunity, improve inferiority and avoid threat. Finally, we have some advices for the regulation and expect good distribution practice could be more suitable for dental medical equipment industry.