Tianjin: awarding plaques to 112 retail pharmacies for expired drug disposal

April 17th, 2023 | by

The Market Supervision Administration of Jizhou District recently awarded plaques to 112 retail pharmacies in the district that are committed to public welfare, can effectively implement drug quality management standards, and have specialized personnel in charge of expired drug disposal. These pharmacies accept expired drugs at their collection points, where they document, keep, and dispose of them in a centralized manner. After counting them, the Supervision Bureau will dispose of them on a regular basis. At the same time, these pharmacies should encourage customers to clear out their household drug containers regularly in order to avoid expired drugs being returned to the market.

蓟州区市场监管局为 112家“过期药品回收点”药店挂牌

来源:天津市蓟州区人民政府  2023.04.17


Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Group: demanding legislative regulation for household expired drugs

March 17th, 2023 | by

During the Two Sessions, Li Chuyuan, the NPC (National People’s Congress) deputy, secretary of the Party Committee, and Chairman of the Board of Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Group, stated that household expired drugs demand legislative regulation. On March 8th, the Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Group hosted online and offline activities to recycle expired drugs for free. During the online event, consumers can visit the group’s online shops on Tmall and JD and send their expired drugs to designated places after confirming this with the online shops’ customer service.  After receiving the expired drugs, consumers will receive discount coupons from online shops within three business days. The collected expired drugs will be sent to a specified location and disposed of.

In 2004, the Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Group created the world’s first “Household Expired Drug Recycling Mechanism,” which provides consumers with free replacement of household expired drugs over a long period of time. Over the last 20 years, the group has formed “No Expired Drug” alliances with numerous pharmacy chains, established recycling points in pharmacies and hospitals, and collaborated with Ali Health and Jingdong to create an online recycling mechanism, with activities spreading to over 200 cities nationwide, forming a nationwide drug recycling network.


2023.03.17  来源:搜狐网



NMPA: encouraging the reimbursement of payments incurred at designated retail pharmacies by medical insurance

February 17th, 2023 | by

On February 15th, the NMPA published a “Notification on Reimbursement of Payments incurred at Designated Retail Pharmacies by Medical Insurance companies.” The Notification states that the integrated fund will pay the costs incurred by insured persons when purchasing drugs that are included in the national reimbursement drug list at designated retail pharmacies based on prescriptions from designated medical institutions. The Notification clarifies that the implementation of the electronic prescription center should be accelerated by relying on the national unified health insurance information platform to achieve a smooth flow of electronic prescriptions from designated medical institutions to designated retail pharmacies. The designated medical institutions can issue long-term prescriptions for eligible patients for up to 12 weeks.


来源:医药网  2023.02.17


Shandong: issuing the Guiding Principles for the Construction of the Traceability System for Traditional Chinese Medicine Tablets in Manufacturing Enterprises

January 6th, 2023 | by

Recently, the Shandong Provincial Drug Administration issued “Guiding Principles for the Construction of the Traceability System for Traditional Chinese Medicine Tablets in Manufacturing Enterprises in Shandong Province.” The Guiding Principles will be in effect by February 1, 2023 and will be valid until January 31, 2026. According to the Guiding Principles, the traceability system should adhere to the NMPA’s technical standards for data exchange and gradually achieve interconnection with provincial, extra-provincial, and national data platforms. The traceability system should establish three major traceability modules: traceability modules of the raw materials of Chinese medicine tablets, traceability modules of the production quality of Chinese medicine tablets, and traceability models of the circulation and use of Chinese medicine tablets. In addition, the Guiding Principles standardize the composition of the traceability code, which should include information such as the name of the manufacturer, the batch number, the packaging specifications, and the date of production.


来源:山东省人民政府  2023.01.06


Bozhou: developing a regional traceability system for traditional Chinese medicine tablets

December 22nd, 2022 | by

Recently, the Anhui Provincial Drug Administration stated that Bozhou city has taken the lead in developing a regional traceability system for traditional Chinese medicine tablets, which has already covered 192 traditional Chinese medicine tablet manufacturers in the city. The traceability system consists of two main parts: the enterprise side and the supervisory side. The enterprise side of the traceability system manages procurement, production, warehousing, finance, sales, and other key aspects of the manufacturing process, allowing for real-time recording of the production process and track modification. The supervisory side can read data from and enter data into the enterprise side traceability platform. The supervisory side can assess enterprise data within its authority at any time and, if necessary, manage drug recalls, conduct intelligent analysis, and post information on the platform, allowing for digital supervision of the quality of traditional Chinese medicine tablets.


来源:搜狐  2022.12.22


Tianjin: implementing the 2022 “Month of Safe Drug Use” campaign in tandem with the campaign for the recall of expired drugs

December 9th, 2022 | by

The Tianjin Binhai Market Supervision Bureau, in collaboration with the People’s Pharmacy Company Ltd., implemented the 2022 “Month of Safe Drug Use” campaign on December 8. The program was carried out in the form of on-site teaching and explanation, as well as the distribution of brochures, especially for the elderly and other special groups, fulfilling the role of pharmacists. At the same time, it instructed the public to clean up expired drugs in their homes carefully and on time to avoid expired drugs damaging the environment or flowing back into the market illegally, so as to continually raise public awareness of environmental protection and safe use of drugs.


来源:新浪财经  2022.12.09


Jiangxi: introducing 15 measures to support the development of pharmacy chains

December 2nd, 2022 | by

Recently, Jiangxi province’s Medical Products Administration issued “Opinions on Supporting the Development of Pharmacy Chains.” The Opinions support large-scale drug wholesalers and pharmacy chains to acquire single-pharmacies in various ways; they support pharmacies within the same pharmacy chain to allocate drugs on demand; they support pharmacy chains to provide round-the-clock drug vending machines in public places; they support supermarket chains to sell OTC drugs of class B; they support pharmacy chains to implement remote pharmacy services and prescription review by licensed pharmacists and to establish remote pharmacy service centers; they support e-management of data in pharmacy chains; they encourage pharmacy chains to sell drugs on the internet and to keep prescriptions for patients with chronic diseases.


来源:江西省药品监督管理局  2022.12.02


NHSA:maintaining the “two-ticket policy”

October 25th, 2022 | by

The National Healthcare Security Administration has recently stated that the “two-ticket policy” still plays an important role in drug procurement in medical institutions. Therefore, it should not be abolished at this time.


来源:医药网  2022.10.25


Yangtze River Delta region: Promoting multi-regional drug regulatory data sharing

October 24th, 2022 | by

Recently, the Jiangxi Provincial Drug Administration signed a “memorandum of collaboration among drug administration authorities on strengthening digital drug supervision in the Yangtze Delta region” with Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, and other drug administration authorities in the Yangtze Delta region. Following the signing of the memorandum, the Jiangxi Provincial Drug Administration took the lead in developing the “Standards for the collection and exchange of data in terms of the supervision and production of drugs in the Yangtze Delta region,” which establishes a mechanism for sharing and reusing electronic data in the Yangtze Delta region and effectively promotes data sharing and reuse in terms of drug review and approval, drug production supervision, and credit administration.


来源:大江网  2022.10.24


Pricing pharmaceutical medical service in hospitals

October 21st, 2022 | by

Recently, the NMPA proposed that pharmaceutical medical services with clear patient needs, concrete service contents and target groups, and clear technical requirements should be priced to encourage pharmacy personnel to play an active role in promoting rational use of drugs and reducing drug waste; qualified provinces should be guided to carry out pilot projects of this new pricing policy for pharmaceutical medical services.


来源:医药网  2022.10.21