In 2018, the number of real-name users on provinci

al e-government platforms reached 145 million, an increase of 38 million over the previous year, the report showed.

China will release a list of generic drugs by the end of June this year to

guide enterprises to develop, register and produce urgently needed generic drugs f

or clinical use, public health and safety, according to the National Health Commission.

Those on the list will be the first batch of generic drugs of which production will be encouraged, the Com

mission said, adding that a renewed list would be released by the end of each year starting from 2020.

With healthcare reform going deeper and a population increasingly ageing, China encourag

es both the creation of new drugs and the research and development of generic drugs, and strives to transform fro

m a major drug making country to a country strong in medicine manufacturing.

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