China to introduce healthcare corruption "blacklist" in 2014
SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China will introduce a blacklist of drugmakers and medical device manufacturers found to have paid bribes as it extends a crackdown on graft in the healthcare sector.
Healthcare departments will compile lists of offending manufacturers, agents and individuals, which will be published online, the National Health and Family Planning Commission said on Friday.
The list will come into effect from the beginning of March.
Firms on the list once will be banned for two years from selling within the region where they were implicated.