Shandong initiates VBP of non-GQCE drugs in high demand



The Shandong Public Resources Trading Center released a notification in relation to provincial volume-based procurement (VBP). The scope of the notie covers drugs that have not passed generic quality consistency evaluation (GQCE) but are in high clinical demand.

A total of 883 drug varieties are eligible for online procurement. Companies that refuse to commit to price linkage with other locations will face a two-year online procurement ban, as will those that file false price information, or have no distribution capabilities. If manufacturers file for online procurement suspension by themselves and the prices are higher than originally procured online, such products are prohibited from re-procurement online. Thus, allopurinol and 124 other products are ineligible for this VBP.

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