China – Chinese regulators hope to increase the number of generic drugs

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) has urged generic drugmakers to pick up the production of 34 drugs that are not currently available as generics.

China’s NHC has published a list of 34 patented drugs which it hopes will be taken up by generic drugmakers.

The drugs selected include drugs whose patents have expired, drugs whose patents are close to expiry, drugs that are in short supply and drugs whose manufacturers have voluntarily applied…