According to a notice released by the local government of Dalian, which regards the management of designated pharmacy by health insurance, sales of health food are no longer covered by health insurance.

The notice says that since August.1, the sales of health insurance designated pharmacies should only include those medical equipment with official sales approval, birth-control products and health food with official sales approval.

When the insured consumers are buying health food with the official approval number of national food and drug authority, no personal account of health insurance is allowed in paying relevant products.

The researches done by Shuzheng Kangxun have shown that since April, cities including Nanjing, Zibo and Dalian have issued relevant guidance in health insurance, which varied a lot in specifics. (Source:Shuzheng Kangxun)

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