Decoding China's Health Insurance & National Reimbursement Drug List (NRDL)
[Tuesday, 16th May 2023]
Decoding China's Health Insurance & National Reimbursement Drug List (NRDL)
Grace Wang
REACH24H Consulting Group China

China’s health insurance and National Reimbursement Drug List (NRDL) are significant for innovative drug products to reach the market in hospitals. Reimbursement makes innovative drugs, usually at high prices, to be more affordable to patients.

For pharmaceutical companies, earning a place in the NRDL is an approach to widen market access for their drug products. But does NRDL listing a guarantee of sales growth? What is the role of NRDL, a list of drugs adjusted almost annually, in the market dynamics? This webinar organized by ChemLinked BaiPharm Portal is going to answer the questions.


1. China’s Health Insurance System

1.1 Source of Money for Reimbursement

1.2 Places for Selling Drugs Eligible for Reimbursement

1.3 Limitations for Reimbursement

1.4 Reimbursement Scope and Rate 

2. China’s National Reimbursement Drug List (NRDL)

2.1 NRDL Chronology

2.2 Current NRDL

2.3 Highlights in 2022 NRDL Adjustment

2.4 NRDL’s Influence on Market

2.5 How to Get Products Listed on NRDL?

2.6 How Do Hospitals Purchase NRDL-listed Drugs?

2.7 Is NRDL Listing Worthwhile?

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Grace Wang
ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst & Editor
Grace has been covering China's economic, business, and cultural activities after graduating from Nanjing University. She joined in REACH24H Consulting Group as a regulatory analyst and editor, focusing on China's pharmaceutical regulations and markets. Her articles and webinars decode regulations & policies on DMF, NDA, ANDA, pharmacovigilance, health insurance, and volume-based procurement, as well as the Chinese pharma industry in terms of market trend, cross-border licensing deals, and specific products.
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