Roche is one of several companies that agreed to cut the cost of their drugs in China. Photo: Reuters

Drug makers including Roche and Novaris slash medicine prices in China to get on reimbursement list

  • National Healthcare Security Administration adds 70 medicines to approved list
  • Chinese citizens can use their state medical insurance to cover a significant portion of the cost of drugs on the list
Topic |   Health in China

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Roche is one of several companies that agreed to cut the cost of their drugs in China. Photo: Reuters
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Geng Meiyu (front row, left) and her research team at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have successfully developed the first world’s medication for Alzheimer’s Disease in nearly 20 years. Photo: Xinhua

China approves Oligomannate, world’s first new Alzheimer’s drug in 20 years and it is based on seaweed

  • Clinical trial shows effectiveness in treating mild to moderate forms of the disease, and it may even improve cognitive function
  • Researchers noticed elderly people who regularly eat seaweed are less likely to develop the condition
Topic |   China science

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Geng Meiyu (front row, left) and her research team at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have successfully developed the first world’s medication for Alzheimer’s Disease in nearly 20 years. Photo: Xinhua
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