Updated on 3 January 2014
Under the amended rules, regional healthcare departments will be required to report their lists to the central healthcare commission within a month. They will also need to give those it plans to list the right to query the ruling.
Any medical practitioners who receive bribes will also be punished, and in severe cases have their medical licenses revoked.
As per a recent McKinsey report, China's healthcare spending forecast will triple nearly to $1 trillion by 2020 from $357 billion in 2011. The report added that China is a magnet for makers of medicines and medical equipment.