Archive for January, 2017

Smart pharmacy for Chinese medicines in Kunming – only 10 min for dispensing

January 31st, 2017 | by

The smart pharmacy for Chinese medicines came recently into use in the 2nd People’s Hospital in Kunming. The smart pharmacy uses the smart deploy system and connects to the information system of the hospital seamlessly. The prescriptions of Chinese medicines can be taken in real time and the dispensing will be conducted automatically to realize a precise weighing, reasonable dispensing and standard packaging. (Source: XinhuaNet)

昆明启用智能化中药房 看病取药仅需10分钟

来源:新华网云南频道 2016-12-24


Health reform in the next five years is set down by the State Council

January 31st, 2017 | by

On 21st December, Premier Li Keqiang chaired a State Council executive meeting. To deepen the health reform became the important topic again. Detailed deploy was decided at the meeting. The key task during the 13th five year plan is to reduce the drug price. Controlling the price and reimbursement of the health insurance will still be the key point of the reform in the next year. Besides, the process will be accelerated, so that patients at the outpatient service may buy drugs at retail pharmacies according to the prescriptions. (Source: Chinamsr)


来源:中国医药联盟 2016-12-22


Hospitals default in tens of billions – the department of commerce starts to intervene

January 31st, 2017 | by

A while ago, the department of Commerce in Hunan sent letters to the health reform office in Hunan and informed them that several hospitals in Hunan have stopped the payments for drugs for three months because “the drug operation cost and drug management fee were not embodied in hospitals”. Recently, the pharmaceutical distribution industry association Hunan showed that since the beginning of 2016, 20 public hospitals have defaulted on the drug payment in more than 10 billion yuan. To maintain the normal supply, some pharmaceutical manufacturers have to take out loans from non-government institutions with high interest rates. The loss from it can be 200 thousand yuan per month. (Source: Bioon)


来源:生物谷 2016-12-22


Three national standards for Chinese medicine codes were implemented in six pharmaceutical companies

January 31st, 2017 | by

On 21st December, a press conference was held in Shenzhen, Guangdong. The occasion was the one-year anniversary of three national standards, including “Chinese medicine coding regulations”. It is said that three national standards (“Chinese medicine formulae coding regulations”, “Chinese medicine regulations”, and “codes and indications of Chinese medicine in the supply chain management”) were already implemented in six Chinese medicine manufacturers in Shenzhen. Through the identification of Chinese medicine, a third-party platform and an evaluation system were created; QR codes were offered for scanning; a tracing system was being built up step by step; a safeguard mechanism of drug safety was built up. (Source: China News of Traditional Chinese Medicine)


来源:中国中医药报 2016-12-22