Why Congress Wants to Protect Drug Supply Chains from China

Posted on May 19, 2020 3:13 pm

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In early May, U.S. President Donald Trump was asked during a Fox News virtual town hall when the country would no longer be dependent on foreign pharmaceutical manufacturers for 94% of antibiotics used in this country.   

“I think we will have it done within two years,” Trump answered. “Everybody makes our drugs, except us.” 

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs for the Camp David, Maryland presidential retreat from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, May 15, 2020.

Trump may have been overly optimistic, but he was reflecting a mounting concern among Americans that they