China's adoption of essential drugs set for modernization

21 September 2018
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China’s State Council, the executive body that oversees government operations, has listed a series of improvements that are needed for the selection and adoption of essential drugs.

Such treatments should be selected based on national needs and formulas that decide where requirements are for common and chronic diseases and in emergency cases, the State Council has said in a circular issued this week.

Essential drugs for special groups like children, as well as public health prevention, are also emphasized.

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