ChinaBio(R) LLC Release: New Essential Drug List Now Expected to Include 700 Drugs  
8/27/2012 10:13:05 AM

by Richard Daverman, PhD

August 24, 2012 -- By year’s end, China will release its revised Essential Drug List, the catalog of drugs that are covered by all insurance plans. According to industry sources, the new list will include 700 drugs. There are two ways to view this number: it is more than twice the 307 drugs on the current EDL. But it is 100 lower than the 800 drug list that was predicted earlier this year. More details....