To accurately study and judge drug price trend, Taizhou will set up an expert group of monitoring and early warning of drug price to monitor and warn drug price in real time and let the masses purchase drugs more trustingly.
According to the work plan, the expert group includes professionals engaged in related drug fields such as medical institutions, drug production and wholesale enterprises and retail drugstores and business backbones from departments of health and family planning, human resources and social security and drug supervision. After founding the expert group, experts of monitoring and early warning and special analysts will take part in the study on monitoring effects of drug price reform, assist in special investigation on monitoring drug price, put forward emergency response suggestions on problems of market supply and price market, and provide guidance on drug price monitoring for drug production and operation enterprises and medical institutions in the whole city.
From June 1, 2015, China has propelled reform of drug price, eliminated government pricing on the vast majority of drugs, and established the drug pricing mechanism led by market. And after the reform, the drug price in Taizhou has been stable as a whole, but there are big rises in several drug varieties and lower-cost drugs. Therefore, Taizhou has decided to set up the expert group of monitoring and early warning of drug price to monitor drug in real time and come up with countermeasures.