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China to inject billions into grassroots health services

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A new initiative under China's health care reform program, which over the past few years has helped propel the country's pharmaceutical sector to astonishing 20%-plus growth rates, was launched by China's influential policy czar, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), on the eighth day of the eighth month (8 August), a date deemed lucky in China.

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