Feb 19, 2018

Chinese city touted as model for cutting healthcare costs

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Sanming, a city of about 2.5m people in eastern China’s Fujian province, has shown one way out of the conundrum — switching from premium drugs made by multinationals to cheaper local generics and cracking down on doctors taking kickbacks from distributors.

Cheaper drugs cut burden on Sanming budget, but locals grumble over quality of care.

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