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China Reviews Essential Drug Pricing Model After GMP Violations From Multi-bid Winner

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

SHANGHAI - While China implements a centralized tender system for essential drugs nationwide, the government also faces strong pushback from industry, which is questioning whether the current tender model is purely price competitive at the expense of quality. Following a product quality issue from a traditional Chinese medicine company that won essential drug tenders in several provinces, China's regulatory authority may consider modifying its approach

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