Governance on the Drug Supply Chain via Gcoin Blockchain

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 May 23;15(6):1055. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15061055.


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.

Keywords: Gcoin; blockchain; drug supply chains.

MeSH terms

  • Drug Industry / organization & administration*
  • Drug Industry / standards
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Prescription Drugs / standards
  • Prescription Drugs / supply & distribution*


  • Prescription Drugs