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Experts say Chinese government's county-level hospital reforms seriously underfunded

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22-Oct-15 China's recently-announced reform of county-level hospitals is seriously underfunded, according to experts. Fudan University professor Hu Shanlian said "Now that hospitals are no longer allowed to mark up drugs, the drop in their revenue is huge". Hospitals are expected to raise service fees to compensate, however this may also raise expenses for patients, defeating the purpose of the reforms. [image: South China Morning Post]

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AstraZeneca opens new manufacturing facility to support continued growth in Russia

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20-Oct-15 AstraZeneca announced a new state-of-the-art manufacturing and packaging facility in Kaluga, Russia, dedicated to the local supply of innovative medicines. In 2011 AstraZeneca was one of the first multinational pharmaceutical companies to announce plans to invest in the construction of a dedicated manufacturing facility in Russia. Four years on, the Company has invested USD224m. [image: AstraZeneca]

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