Health Care Reform To Include Drug Procurement Bidding System
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
The Ministry of Health announced a major component in the new health care reform system, which highlights implementing online open bidding for procuring pharmaceuticals. According to "Opinions Regarding the Further Regulations on Centralized Procurement of Medicines by Medical Institutions," manufacturing companies will bid for medicines to streamline the distribution process and save costs. However, it remains to be seen whether there would be any obstacles in such implementation and whether the intermediary distribution companies would suffer for being ruled out from the online open bidding process. (Click here for more
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