(2-12-20) USA: Former FDA Commissioner, “In total, 80% of the U.S. Supply of Antibiotics are Made in China…”

“[In 2019], manufacturing of intermediate or finished goods in China, as well as pharmaceutical source material, accounted for 95 percent of U.S. imports of ibuprofen, 91 percent of U.S. imports of hydrocortisone, 70 percent of U.S. imports of acetaminophen, 40 to 45 percent of U.S. imports of penicillin, and 40 percent of U.S. imports of heparin, according to the Commerce Department. In total, 80 percent of the U.S. supply of antibiotics are made in China…”

—Scott Gottlieb, physician and former FDA commissioner under Trump’s administration

(2-12-20) CHINA: The World has Given Over Much of its Manufacturing Supply Chain to China

“A substantial number of the materials needed for defense and electronic systems come from China, and that nation is “the single or sole supplier for a number of specialty chemicals,” according to a recent Defense Department report… China produces and exports a large amount of pharmaceuticals to the U.S., including 97 percent of all antibiotics and 80 percent of the active ingredients used to make drugs here. Penicillin, ibuprofen, and aspirin largely come from China. … In a dark irony, most of the world’s face masks—now ubiquitous in China as a precaution—are made in China and Taiwan, and even for those made elsewhere, some component parts are Chinese-sourced.”

–prospect.org

(11-6-19) CHINA/US: Threat, Adulterated Drugs Imported to America—

“1. Medicines Can Be Used as a Strategic and Tactical Weapon Against the United States…
2. Dependence on China is a Risk to the U.S. Military, Combat Readiness, and Force Protection…
3. No one in the federal government is responsible for knowing who controls the U.S. supply of medicines…
4. Medicines should be treated as a strategic asset similar to oil and other energy supplies and agricultural commodities such as wheat and corn.”

— Rosemary Gibson,
Senior Advisor at the Hastings Center