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China takes aim at soaring prices of key hospital supplies – Pacific Bridge Medical

Determined to reduce prices of syringes, needles, sutures, staples, packaging, tubing, catheters, medical gloves, and other heavily used medical consumables, Chinese authorities in July unveiled a series of new cost-containment measures.The moves include a pilot program that would permit groups of public hospitals to purchase selected supplies in bulk, more vigilant monitoring of price manipulation efforts nationwide, and fines and legal action against hospitals and medical professionals found to be selling medical consumables to patients for profit.

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