U.S. officials worried about Chinese control of American drug supply.
“Basically we’ve outsourced our entire industry to China,” retired Brig. Gen. John Adams told NBC News. “That is a strategic vulnerability.”
“I think they know exactly what they’re doing and they’re incredibly good strategists. They’re doing this, they select their industries for the future and they’ve got a plan.”
Two leading House Democrats from California, Adam Schiff and Anna Eshoo, warned in a recent op-ed that “If relations decline further, the Chinese government could look for ‘pressure points’ where it can wield outsize leverage or force a change of U.S. policy.
Here’s the ultimate unfairness:
Americans pay close to the highest medication prices in the world, because they shoulder most of the research and development costs for new drugs. Yet what are they getting? Drugs made with cheap, sometimes contaminated, Chinese ingredients.