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China Health Reform To Trim Hospital Involvement In Drug Sales

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

China's massive health care reform plan is set for release in March, according to Health Minister Chen Zhu. The country has faced soaring medical costs in recent years, leading to poverty in some areas. Reforms were made in four aspects of China's health system, including drug supplies. In that area, the plan is to reduce hospital involvement in drug sales to keep doctors from acting in the best interests of big pharmaceutical companies, Chen said. The other three reform areas are public health care, medical treatment and medical insurance. (Click here for more



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