The Ministry of Health (MoH) released a list of 300 drugs to be sold at controlled prices as part of its US$124 billion health care reform, AP reported. The list of Western and Chinese medicines includes common antibiotics, pain relievers, and medicines for colds and high blood pressure. Approximately 60-80% of the most common ailments would be covered by medicines on the list, observers say. Medicines on the list will be sold at cost beginning in September, the MoH said. China’s health reform aims to provide universal basic medical coverage and insurance.
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