Complaints trickle in about higher drug prices in China after cap removal

A Chinese press report cited a surge in the price of digoxin tablets, a purified cardiac glycoside, in Shaanxi province as evidence that a shift in national policy has quickly reached the grassroots. ECNS news service said prices at local pharmacies and hospitals in the province rose to RMB6.8 per bottle since the June 1 start of a move to gradually lift price caps on drugs in China, from RMB6.7 ($1.08) a few months ago. The news service said a doctor with a local hospital confirmed that the price of Digoxin tablets was up to RMB6.9. Report