Bringing Medical Manufacturing Back to the U.S.

COVID-19 has highlighted deep concerns about U.S. over-dependence on imported antibiotics, over-the-counter drugs, and other medical necessities.

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Worker at a radio-pharmaceutical manufacturer checks the columns that holds the Mo-99, where steam is applied to sterilize making sure these are pharmaceutically clean. Amersham, Bucks, United Kingdom. 15 December 2011. Photo Credit: Dean Calma / IAEA

American Medical Manufacturing

Amid the ongoing battle against COVID-19, the pharmaceutical and medical supply manufacturing industry has quickly become one of the most important industries in the world.

The Sharp Decline

Over the last few decades, U.S. pharmaceutical companies have almost completely outsourced the manufacturing of prescription medicines, generic drugs, over-the-counter medications and PPE to companies abroad.

Dangerous Dependence

Sources have revealed that Chinese Communist Party leaders were preparing for a pandemic they were still publicly denying. By increasing imports and decreasing exports of medical supplies that were vital in the beginning months of the crisis, the CCP intentionally acted to gain an advantage over its trading partners.

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