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Analysts sound alarm over U.S. dependence on China for medicine components

May 7, 2018 at 6:29 PM
Analysts and former federal officials said on Monday that the U.S. must decrease its dependence on Beijing for components of essential medicines and called for congressional action to incentivize U.S. pharmaceutical production. “Eighty percent of the active ingredients in medicines come from China and India,” Rosemary Gibson, senior advisor at the Hastings Center – a New York-based bioethics research center – said during a May 7 event hosted at George Washington University. However, she added, that number “obfuscates America’s deep...

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