China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine

Thanks to Erin A. for the tip on this new book.  This is an addition to the post yesterday about alternative health matters.  All the more reason to change how you eat, drink, and the source of those prescriptions you take now.

This is part of the email from Erin to explain the problem this author has had in getting this book published:

“””CHINA RX.  written by Rosemary Gibson.  I know her and she will be testifying on Capitol Hill at the end of July.
She has been interviewed on Fox News.  It took her approx 6 years to pull it together to include finding an agent w/ courage to represent her, and to find a publisher willing to publish it.  The information is that frightening and it is alarming who all are afraid to discuss it….and who wants to squash it.  It is now a national security issue….thus her coming testimony on Capitol Hill 31 July.

The book is a major breakthrough in investigative journalism and is terrifying and alarming.  Everyone NEEDS to read it. “””

I do hope that many of you will pay attention to this issue and make the necessary changes in your use of prescription meds.   We all know the QUALITY of the clothing and other goods made in China and nations other than the USA.  There is a reason for buying MADE IN AMERICA products.  There is a reason for understanding natural and unnatural health products.  DRUG DEALERS ARE DRUG DEALERS…  what separates them is the *appearance* of being legal or not –  a government issued license or a cartel operation.

Jackie Juntti
WGEN   idzrus@earthlink.net


by Rosemary Gibson  |  Good Reads

China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America's Dependence on China for MedicineMillions of Americans are taking prescription drugs made in China and don’t know it–and pharmaceutical companies are not eager to tell them. This is a disturbing, well-researched wake-up call for improving the current system of drug supply and manufacturing.

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.

China’s biggest impact on the US drug supply is making essential ingredients for thousands of medicines found in American homes and used in hospital intensive care units and operating rooms.

The authors convincingly argue that there are at least two major problems with this scenario. First, it is inherently risky for the United States to become dependent on any one country as a source for vital medicines, especially given the uncertainties of geopolitics. For example, if an altercation in the South China Sea causes military personnel to be wounded, doctors may rely upon medicines with essential ingredients made by the adversary. Second, lapses in safety standards and quality control in Chinese manufacturing are a risk. Citing the concerns of FDA officials and insiders within the pharmaceutical industry, the authors document incidents of illness and death caused by contaminated medications that prompted reform.

This probing book examines the implications of our reliance on China on the quality and availability of vital medicines.

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