China Registered a Thousand Drugs in 2010

Beijing, Oct 10. -China registered a thousand drugs in 2010, from the six thousands two hundred ninety four applications, a 26,2 percent increase over the previous year, as a result of a rise in generic products, reported the State Food and Drug Administration.Chemical drugs represent 89 percent of the registrations, and less than the 10 percent come, from traditional Chinese medicine.

Of the total, 124 are new medications, and 89 percent is China made. Of this national products, 73 percent is generic, the administration says.

It addss that the majority of these drugs are aimed to fight infections, diabetes, respiratory diseases and tumors. (PL)