China hospitals get baby formula rules

PHOTO: China hospitals get baby formula rules

CHINA - Hospitals are not allowed to receive any sponsorship or gifts from producers or sellers of baby formula, according to a new regulation.

Medical institutions should buy formula from recognized retail outlets and keep records of invoices and payments. Any type of promotion of baby formula was prohibited from appearing in medical institutions, it said.

The regulation was released on Tuesday by the China Food and Drug Administration, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, and the National Health and Family Planning Commission.