ChinaBio(R) LLC Release: China's Ministry of Health Issues New Essential Drug List With 520 Products

Published: Mar 27, 2013

by Richard Daverman, PhD

March 27, 2013 -- China’s Ministry of Health has issued its new essential medicine list, which includes 520 products, up from 307 in the 2009 version of the EDL.The 520 drugs are comprised of 317 chemical/biological drugs and 203 TCM products. Almost 200 of the products are aimed at children, redressing a deficiency of the previous EDL. Notably, the new list now includes drugs for cancer and diabetes, and some of the products come from multinational pharmas. More details....

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