(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