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US Alarmed Over Chinese Ingredients in Military Medicines

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The Trump administration sees the growing use of Chinese-made active ingredients in medicines used by US forces and civilians as a threat to national security. About this writes the news agency Bloomberg.




China has become the world's largest supplier of active pharmaceutical substances (APS), providing key components for drug manufacturers around the world.

But recalling spoiled heart drugs taken by millions of Americans prompts U.S. national security officials to question whether China’s growing role in the pharmaceutical supply chain could pose a threat to military health.

The risks to national security associated with increased Chinese dominance in the global AFS market cannot be overestimated.

says Christopher Priest, Acting Deputy Assistant Director of Health Operations for the US Department of Defense Health Agency. The Ministry of Defense Health Agency manages most of the medical services for military personnel, including prescription drugs.

Concerns about the safety and efficacy of Chinese-made drugs are rising in the wake of the trade war between Washington and Beijing. Last week, Trump unveiled plans to introduce new tariffs on goods manufactured in China. China, in turn, plans to introduce its own restrictions. As a result of the confrontation on Monday, the yuan dipped against the dollar.

The National Security Council is studying the production of Chinese medicines and trying to identify the most dangerous medicines. US National Security Council refused to give IA Bloomberg an answer to this question

Agency for the sake of economy breaks the law


In accordance with the 1979 Trade Agreements Act of the year, the agency is required to purchase a number of drugs in the United States or countries on the special list. China is not one of its member states. Nevertheless, more than 150 names of drugs from China were purchased without regard to this law.

Besides this fact, many drugs taken by military and civilians have active ingredients made in China. While drug manufacturers usually don’t disclose where each molecule in a tablet comes from, recalling spoiled drugs for high blood pressure revealed that many of their APS are of Chinese origin.

Officials point out that despite the low cost of ingredients, product quality remains a priority. In addition, dependence on Chinese ASFs could seriously impact US defense in the event of a new round of trade war.
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  1. NF68
    NF68 7 August 2019 17: 17
    +3
    Poor Americans. Everywhere they are being squeezed by evil Chinese. Whether there will still be years through 20-25. China is now only properly accelerating.
    1. Honest Citizen
      Honest Citizen 7 August 2019 17: 19
      +2
      Interesting. And the Americans do not support the idea of ​​"globalism", do they?
      Those. even their "globalism" is not "global". No, minke, globalism, such globalism.
      So eat the dish that they themselves prepared ...
      1. NF68
        NF68 7 August 2019 17: 23
        +3
        Quote: Honest Citizen
        Interesting. And the Americans do not support the idea of ​​"globalism", do they?
        Those. even their "globalism" is not "global". No, minke, globalism, such globalism.
        So eat the dish that they themselves prepared ...


        The Americans support "correct" globalism, when the USA has a huge profit in the first place. When someone else does the same, then it is completely "wrong" and this must be fought by pushing potential competitors of the United States against each other.
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 7 August 2019 17: 18
    +2
    In every breath of the average Yankee there are at least 4-6 air molecules exhaled by the Chinese! Does this USA not bother? ??
    1. NF68
      NF68 7 August 2019 17: 23
      +1
      Quote: Thrifty
      In every breath of the average Yankee there are at least 4-6 air molecules exhaled by the Chinese! Does this USA not bother? ??


      They have insomnia from this.
      1. Thrifty
        Thrifty 7 August 2019 17: 31
        +1
        From this they must have eternal diarrhea! !!
        1. NF68
          NF68 7 August 2019 17: 32
          +1
          Quote: Thrifty
          From this they must have eternal diarrhea! !!


          Maybe they already suffer from this. From that they sleep badly.
  3. The Siberian barber
    The Siberian barber 7 August 2019 17: 26
    0
    Let them rejoice that the "crocodile" did not come, from there, as to us, who destroyed many lives
  4. HAM
    HAM 7 August 2019 17: 30
    0
    Somehow, I came across information that most of the American drugs were produced in India, and they themselves only glued the labels, because. the production of drugs is a "dirty business", and they will not lose many Indians ... although drugs are being developed in the states themselves ..
  5. Amateur
    Amateur 7 August 2019 17: 32
    +3
    Whether there will still be in 20-25 years. China is now only properly accelerating.

    In 25 years, African American and Latin American will work together for Yellow American. And white-year-old Americans will sit on some reservation and write memoirs about under which US President they, carried away by the problems of shipping in the Kerch and / or Hormuz straits, "gave up". recourse
    1. Horse, people and soul
      Horse, people and soul 7 August 2019 17: 41
      +2
      - You know, Izzy, I gave a blunder today ...
      - What??? Sarah ... how could you give this old dirty Mach?
      - No, I lost my wallet!

      I’m not sure that any of the words used above is not obscene in VO.
      1. Amateur
        Amateur 7 August 2019 17: 54
        +2
        So you are absolutely right! The name of the world-famous roman F.M.Dostoevsky about the difficult fate of Nastasya Filippovna electronic cyber brain VO simply does not miss.
        For citing the world-famous statement of Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, he received a warning.
        For my yesterday's opus about the words on the fence (I meant the word MIR), I received a warning.
        Such excessive vigilance in VO makes me associate with Great Yu. Semenov: “He either does not trust anyone, or is afraid of something, or is up to something and wants to be crystal clear. And what is he up to in this case? ... Will he get in touch with neutrals, oppositionists there? I couldn't answer myself exactly. Neither in the positive nor in the negative aspect. "
        If they block me at all for this, then I wish all the co-partners and co-co-workers health, patience and good luck! love
        1. Horse, people and soul
          Horse, people and soul 7 August 2019 18: 07
          +1
          Oh yeah ...

          Sometimes SAVSEM no culture-cultures nat ...

          I’m not sure that any of the words used above is not obscene in VO.
  6. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 7 August 2019 17: 39
    +1
    US Alarmed Over Chinese Ingredients in Military Medicines
    So write in tranquilizers and stimulants.
  7. Candidate of Military Sciences
    Candidate of Military Sciences 7 August 2019 18: 06
    -1
    Right now, the Americans, well done. They do not worry in vain. They will soon find the cause of their fears, and everything else is no longer in their power.
  8. koks
    koks 7 August 2019 18: 09
    0
    There is an economic war between the United States and China (the initiators of the United States) .. So, the recently imposed retaliatory sanctions of China against the United States led to several dozen "US oligarchs" poorer by a couple of billions .. These are the sanctions !!!!!!
    1. Cat man null
      Cat man null 7 August 2019 18: 13
      0
      Quote: koks
      several dozen "US oligarchs" have become poorer by a couple of billion.

      Each? belay
      1. Thrifty
        Thrifty 7 August 2019 18: 30
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        Novel hi - you, like me, will not get anything from their losses! ! negative
        1. Cat man null
          Cat man null 7 August 2019 18: 32
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          Quote: Thrifty
          - you, like me, will not get anything from their losses!

          It's clear. I just wanted to estimate the order of magnitude. Loss recourse
  9. aszzz888
    aszzz888 8 August 2019 09: 39
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    US Alarmed Over Chinese Ingredients in Military Medicines

    Purgena to add more to merikatos, a purgena! wink And everywhere! bully