Online drug selling is being supervised

April 3rd, 2020 | by

Recently, the National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Commerce jointly issued the “Negative List of Market access (2019 version),” which proposed that drug production and trading companies are not allowed to sell prescription drugs directly to the public through mail or internet trade.


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Supervising drug use in public hospitals in Inner Mongolia

April 3rd, 2020 | by

On November 18th, the office of the Inner Mongolia Health Commission issued the “Notification on Implementing the Test and Analysis of Drug Use in Public Health Institutions.” The “Notification” stipulates that Inner Mongolia will select all the Tertiary, 50% of the Secondary, and 10% of the Primary medical insurance to analyse the drug use according to the stipulation of the National Health Commission. Therefore, the safety, effectiveness, and property rights of drug use will be comprehensively evaluated.


来源:医药网 2019.11.21


Standardising DRG (Diagnosis Related Groups) payment

April 3rd, 2020 | by

On October 23rd, the National Medical Insurance Bureau issued the “Notification on Technical Specifications and Grouping Plans of Pilot Works of DRG Payment” including the “Technical Specifications of DRG Grouping and Payment” and “Grouping Plans of DRG(CHS-DRG) Payment.” The “Notification” stipulated that because the CHS-DRG covers nearly all treatments of diseases, it will become the only standard for DRG payment implemented by the National Medical Insurance. In addition, pilot cities of DRG payment should execute the “Grouping Plan” and formulate local subdivided DRGs according to the unified guidelines of grouping and the actual situation of each city.

国家医保局发文 DRG付费标准正式走向统一

来源: 医药网 2019.10.25


Improving the supply system of shortage medicines

April 3rd, 2020 | by

Recently, the General Office of the State Council issued the “Guiding Opinions on Maintaining the Price and Supply of Shortage Medicines.” The “Guiding Opinion” stipulated that a national multi-source information collection platform for shortage medicines and a monitoring system for this platform should be established to realise information sharing of APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) and pharmaceutical preparations in terms of their registration, production, procurement, and price. As for the drugs in the shortages list, pharmaceutical enterprises are allowed to quote their price on the provincial-level centralised drug procurement platform or on the internet so that medical institutions can purchase them on demand.

国办:强化药品价格常态化监管 完善短缺药品供应体系

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“Prescription Sharing” supported

April 3rd, 2020 | by

On September 29th, 21 commission and administrations, including the National Development and Reform Commission, the National Healthcare Security Administration, the National Health Commission, the National Medical Product Administration, jointly issued the “Guideline of Promoting a High-quality Development of the Health Industry (2019-2022).” The “Guideline” stipulated that channels for the interconnection and real-time sharing of information on drug consumption and on prescriptions of online diagnosis and treatment should be established nationwide. In the meantime, third-party platforms are suggested to deliver online prescribed drugs to encourage Medical e-commerces to offer “ordering online and delivered offline” services.


来源:医药网 2019.09.30


Nationwide implementation of National Organised Centralised Procurement and Use of Drugs

April 3rd, 2020 | by

On September 24th, 2019, more than 20 provinces and districts all over the country have launched a joint procurement of drugs. Thereby the pilot work on National Organised Centralised Procurement and Use of Drugs is extended from 11 big cities to nationwide. The price of all medicines was lower than the price of selected drugs in “4+7.”


来源:医药网 2019.09.25


Internet Hospital established by Yifeng Pharmacy

April 3rd, 2020 | by

On September 19th, Yifeng Pharmacy announced a joint venture with Visum Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. to establish Hainan Yifeng Medical Technology Co., Ltd., which aims to provide patients with services such as Internet Hospitals, Prescription Sharing Platform, family doctors, health management, online medical consultations, and patient education.


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The National Medical Insurance Bureau issued new regulations

February 13th, 2020 | by

On August 30th, the National Medical Insurance Bureau issued the “Guidelines of Improving the price management of the ‘Internet+’ Medical Services and the Policies of Medical Insurance Payment.” The “Guidelines” proposed that the price management of the “Internet+” medical services should be included in the policy system of general medical services to realise a unified regulation. The eligible “Internet+” medial services will be regulated under proper medical insurance payment policies in accordance with the principle of online and offline consistency, and its management of medical insurance agreement(Every citizen contracts with a specific hospital) and the settlement process should be improved.


来源:医药网 2019.09.02


The revised “Pharmaceutical Administration Law” allows the online selling of prescription drugs

February 13th, 2020 | by

On August 26th, the revised “Pharmaceutical Administration Law” was approved by the Twelfth Session of the Thirteenth Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and will come into effect on December 1st, 2019. The “Pharmaceutical Administration Law” proposed that the Marketing Authorisation Holders and pharmaceutical companies can sell drugs online on the premise of complying with relevant provisions. Vaccines, narcotic drugs, and other drugs under special control are not included.


来源:医药网 2019.08.27

8月26日, 新修订版《药品管理法》经十三届全国人大常委会第十二次会议表决通过,并将自2019年12月1日起施行。法案提出,药品上市许可持有人、药品经营企业可在遵守法案关于药品经营的有关规定的前提下通过网络销售药品。疫苗、麻醉药品等国家实行特殊管理的药品不得在网络上销售。

Catalog of medical insurance (2019 Version) is released

February 13th, 2020 | by

On August 21st, the State Council issued the “National Medicine Catalogue of Basic Medical Insurance, Work Injury Insurance, and Maternity Insurance (2019 version),” which will be implemented from January 1st, 2020. The “Medicine Catalogue” Indicates that each provincial Medical Insurance Bureau should bring all the drugs of the “Medicine Catalogue” into the “Centralised Procurement” and update the drug database according to the use of drugs in local medical institutions and retail pharmacies. Meanwhile, a national unified drug database should be established to realise the unified management of codes of western medicine, Chinese traditional medicine, and hospital-made medicines.


来源:医药网 2019.08.21