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China's Hengrui Halts Most Generic Development

The Move Comes After Prices Free Fall In China

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China’s favorite domestic drug maker seems to have a warning for the industry - innovate or halt. After the recent round of “4+7” centralized procurement saw some off-patent drugs priced at pennies, the leading Chinese firm Hengrui has decided to halve its generics portfolio to focus on innovative new drugs.

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