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China Issues Draft Opinion on Anti-Bribery and Antitrust Requirements for Pharmaceutical Market Access

May 2020, Covington Alert

On April 13, 2020, China’s National Healthcare Security Administration (“NHSA”) released a draft opinion titled “Guiding Opinions on Establishment of a Drug Pricing and Procurement Creditworthiness System (the “Draft Opinion”; Covington’s translation is available here) setting forth proposed requirements for a creditworthiness evaluation and disciplinary system for companies that want to participate in centralized drug procurement and bidding activities.

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