Scrip is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By


China’s NDRC Formulates Policies For Drug Price Reduction

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

China's National Development and Reform Commission has put another round of drug price reduction on its agenda for discussion. This time it will also look at single-pricing for off-patent drugs, "quality price for quality drugs" and healthcare institution drug price increases. Participating experts disclose that a slew of policies to lower drug prices will be released late 2008, which will mainly be directed at pharmaceutical MNCs to reduce their overly-high drug pricing. Currently, healthcare institutions may raise the cost price of drugs by 15 percent as income. NDRC will identify a mandatory standard such that institutions can only increase a fixed amount once the drug price exceeds the standard, a measure to prevent indiscriminate selection of high-priced drugs for greater profits. (Click here for more - Chinese Language)



Ask The Analyst

Please Note: Click here for more information on the Ask the Analyst service.

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts