China: China to promote centralized medicine procurement, use to ease patients’ burden

20 Nov 19: China will improve its mechanism for centralized medicine procurement and use in a steady and orderly manner as part of its efforts to deepen healthcare reform and provide better medical services to the people, the State Council decided at its executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. The Chinese government is highly committed to the healthcare reform. Premier Li has demanded unrelenting efforts to advance the pilot centralized medicine procurement and use program so as to significantly ease the financial burden on patients.