The National Healthcare Security Administration released the “Interim Measures on the Administration of Drugs for Basic Medical Insurance” to be effective from September 1, 2020. The Interim Measures explicitly exclude nourishment, health food, and vaccines from the catalogue. However, this is not a new policy, and such a restrictive measure of health insurance cards is not inappropriate. Moreover, in some areas, health insurance departments equate the scope of card payments with the scope of merchandise displayed at health insurance pharmacies.

Therefore, the health products business, which over-relied on traditional channels, may seize the opportunity to accelerate the transformation. (Source: Shukangzhengxun)

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