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Five Supplementary Documents For Essential Drug System To Be Out Within Three Months

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Following the release of the essential drug list and implementation opinion, the formulation of five supplementary documents is being speeded up, say authoritative sources. Expected to come out progressively from late August to November, the documents include an opinion guide on essential drug purchase and distribution, regulations on essential drug application, regulations on essential drug quality supervision, a clinical application guide and a national reserves for essential drugs. The opinion guide on essential drug purchase and distribution, to be out first, is the pivotal component for the system implementation. It will define all essential drug purchase and distribution issues such as: determining whether to have an open online bidding system for purchase or the existing local drug purchase platform; and selection of distributors on the provincial, city or county level. (Click here for more - Chinese Language)



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