The US has become increasingly dependent on China for raw materials and therapeutic ingredients needed to make many of our medicines. The recent FDA recall of a blood pressure medicine contaminated with a carcinogen raises public concern once again about the safety of medicines from China. A contaminated blood thinner, heparin, was linked to hundreds of deaths in the U.S. a decade ago.
A MAJOR NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE
The US is highly dependent on China. It is a dominant world supplier of the essential ingredients needed to make hundreds, if not thousands, of medicines found in American homes, hospital intensive care units, operating rooms. If China shut the door on exports, within months hospitals would cease to function.
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
Join us August 9th at 3pm EST to hear from Rosemary Gibson of the Hastings Center and author of China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America's Dependence on China for Medicine. She who will talk about how the centralization of the global supply in a single country creates vulnerabilities in the event of a natural disaster, public health emergency, or geopolitical event. Learn about the generic drugs made in China by Chinese firms that are sold in the U.S. and get an update on tariffs on medicinal products from China.