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THE END OF AN ERA IN PHARMA
National Health Commission has just released the first version of its monitoring catalogue for rational drug use. This is the first national-level policy aimed to curb “irrational drug use”; previous attempts have been trial runs at the provincial and municipal levels. The policy monitors “supplemental drugs”, which does not have a clear definition. However, common traits among the drugs listed on the national list include a lack of concrete clinical evidence regarding efficacy, are widely used for way-too-many conditions, and are usually priced at a high level, affording enough room for margin to motivate physicians and distributors alike. READ MORE