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What is the best way (if any) to control health care costs in China?

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The public recently praised a Chinese doctor in Zhengzhou city because the 4 pills of anti-allergy drug that she prescribed cost only 4 Chinese cents (less than 1 US cent) to treat a 2-year-old patient’s rashes. Many Chinese netizens wish more doctors could behave like this one since expensive drugs are becoming prevalent to treat […]

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Lasting harm from Hepatitis B vaccination scare in China

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A recent major concern about the safety of Hepatitis B vaccines in China has put manufacturers and the health authorities under a spotlight and threatened progress in significantly lowering Hep B infection rate two decades after China added the Hep B vaccine into the newborn immunization plan in 1992. Last month, Chinese media relayed suspicions […]

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It’s All About Legs-Part II: Squeaky Wheel Gets The Oil?

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After I wrapped up last month’s blog post on the ownership of amputated limbs in China, I read an astonishing news story online: a 47-year-old Chinese peasant, Mr. Zheng Yanliang, cut off his diseased right leg to save both his life and healthcare costs. Mr. Zheng lives in Qingyuan County in the Hebei Province, just […]

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Who owns an amputated limb after surgery in China and why does that matter?

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O’Neill’s China Health Law Initiative Project enables me to learn from Chinese health professionals and health law lawyers about the dilemmas in practice they face due to lack of clear directives. The scenarios they tell may be a real eye-opener and a good brainteaser for you. Here is the one that impressed me the most […]

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Hunger breeds discontent

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The direct translation of an old Chinese saying is “people regard food as their heaven” (min yi shi wei tian, or food is what matters to people). However, the average person’s heaven seems broken in the Middle Kingdom. Chinese people still feel insecure about what they eat on a daily basis because nowadays food safety […]

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