Rosemary Gibson


Rosemary Gibson is author of China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine which reveals the dramatic shift in where medicines are made and growing concerns about their quality. It highlights the centralization of the global supply of medicines in a single country and implications in the event of a global pandemic, natural disaster, or geopolitical event. 

Ms. Gibson testified before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee in October 2019 and to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission in July 2019. She has briefed senior leaders in executive departments, Congress, and industry leaders on the national security threats from US dependence on China for medicines and proposes solutions to mitigate the risk.

She has been quoted in the Military Officer (published by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Financial Times, Epoch Times, Bloomberg, The Hill, Bloomberg Law, Washington Times, U.S. News and World Report, Detroit News, Seattle Times, Des Moines Register, NBC.com, Deseret News, LaPresse (Canada), Daily Mail (U.K.) Defense News, among others. She has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business News, Washington Journal (C-Span), the Economic War Room, NKV (Taiwan), Channel Asia (Singapore), Dutch Public Television, NPR Innovation Hub, the Ralph Nader Radio Hour, among other media venues.

Earlier in her career, at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Rosemary architected its decade-long national strategy to bring palliative care into the nation’s hospitals. When the work began, a handful of hospitals had a palliative care program whereas today nearly 2,000 acute care hospitals have a palliative care program. She worked with Bill Moyers on the PBS documentary, “On Our Own Terms.” She is recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

While at RWJF, Ms. Gibson led national quality improvement and patient safety initiatives working in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She funded the first rapid response systems in U.S. hospitals, among other innovations. She has given grand rounds and patient safety presentations at hundreds of hospitals.

Ms. Gibson is Senior Advisor at the Hastings Center She is recipient of the American Medical Writers Association Award for her outstanding contributions to the public’s interest in reporting on critical health care issues. She serves on the MedStar Institute for Quality and Patient Safety Advisory Board in Washington, D.C.


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