China RX: What you don’t know can hurt you
Millions of Americans are taking prescription drugs made in China and don’t know it–and pharmaceutical companies are not eager to tell them. The current system of drug supply and manufacturing creates a national security risk.
Several decades ago, penicillin, vitamin C, and many other prescription and over-the-counter products were manufactured in the United States. But with the rise of globalization, antibiotics, antidepressants, birth control pills, blood pressure medicines, cancer drugs, among many others are made in China and sold in the United States.
What to do?
The U.S. Congress must investigate and create a national plan to safeguard our supply and manufacture of medications. The Decatur city council can help by adopting a resolution demanding Congress to investigate now.