New warning issued about US dependence on Chinese medicine

New warning issued about US dependence on Chinese medicine


DOLLAR LOSS DESPITE A 20% RISE IN REVENUE. CONNELL: A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT. EXPERTS WARNING ABOUT MEDICINES THAT COME IN FROM CHINA. FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT BRYAN LLENAS HAS DETAILS ON THE STORY. REPORTER: CONNELL, EXPERTS WARN WE BECOME WAY TOO RELIANT ON CHINA TO MEDICINES, PAINKILLERS, ANTIBIOTICS, CAN BE SOURCED TO A COUNTRY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE RECOGNIZES AS AN ADVERSARY. ACCORDING FOOD AND DRUG ESTIMATES, 80% OF ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN ALL OF AMERICA’S MEDICINES, COME FROM ABROAD, PRIMARILY CHINA. IT IS NOT JUST THE INGREDIENTS. CHINA WANTS TO BECOME THE WORLD’S DOMINANT GENERIC DRUGMAKER. THEY ARE MAKING GENERICS FROM HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDS TO CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS. 90% OF AMERICA’S PRESCRIPTIONS ARE FOR GENERICS. THE AUTHOR OF CHINA RX, ROSEMARY GIBSON SAYS, THIS IS ALL PART OF CHINA’S PLAN.>>IN FIVE TO 10 YEARS WE ARE AT RISK OF LOSING OUR GENERIC DRUG INDUSTRY BECAUSE CHINA WILL USE THE SAME PLAYBOOK AND UNDERCUT OUR OWN PRODUCERS AND DRIVE THEM OUT OF BUSINESS. IT IS ALREADY HAPPENING. REPORTER: AS THE TRADE WAR CONTINUES, CHINA IS NOW THREATENING TO WEAPONIZE RARE EARTH MINERALS. THE NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERN NOW IS WHAT HAPPENS IF CHINA WANTS TO CUT THE SUPPLY FOR OUR MEDICINES OR ALTER ITS QUALITY? MANY OF THE MEDICINES USED ON OUR TROOPS AND VETERANS CAN ALSO BE SOURCED TO CHINA.>>I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT THEY WOULD CONSIDER WEAPONIZING THEIR DOMINANCE OF THE PHARMACEUTICALS MARKET IF THEY FELT THAT THAT WOULD GIVE THEM AN ADVANTAGE OVER US STRATEGICALLY. REPORTER: NOW THE U.S. COMMISSION ON CHINA IS HOLDING A HEARING ON THIS THREAT ON JULY 31st. CONNELL, EXPERTS SAY FIRST STEP IS IDENTIFYING WHAT DRUGS ARE MADE IN CHINA OR SOURCED FROM THERE. UNDER THE LAW, PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURERS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE WHERE THEY GET THEIR INGREDIENTS. THAT IS A BIG PART OF THE PROBLEM, CONNELL. CONNELL: AN IMPORTANT STORY. TO BE CLEAR, NO THREAT FROM CHINA YET TO WEAPONIZE IT. REPORTER: NO. CONNELL: SOMETHING PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT. MELISSA: HERE TO REACT, DR. MARC SIEGEL, FOX NEWS MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT. HOW DO I KNOW IF MAYA MAKER MEDICATION IS COMING FROM CHINA, AND WHAT THREAT OR RISK DOES IT IMPOSE IF ANY?>>YOU DON’T KNOW, MELISSA. AS BRYAN REPORTED, ROSEMARY GIBSON REPORTED IN HER BOOK, 80% OF INGREDIENT FROM OUR DRUGS MADE OVERSEAS COME FROM CHINA OR INDIA. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THINGS, STAPLES LIKE ANTIBIOTICS, VITAMIN-C, BIRTH CONTROL PILLS, CANCER DRUGS. MOST OF THE PENICILLIN IN THE WORLD IS MADE IN CHINA. THE FDA GOES OVER THERE TO LOOK AT LABS. AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE, THEY ARE HAMSTRUNG WHAT THEY DO ABOUT IT. A ENTIRE GROUP OF BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS I USE ON DAILY BASIS, PUT UNDER SCRUTINY, A CHEMICAL CAN BE FOUND IN THE DRUG TO CAUSE CANCER. WE HAD TO REMOVE IT FROM THE MARKET. HEROIN KILLED 81 PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES MADE IN CHINA. WE DON’T HAVE THE SAME ABILITY TO SCRUTINIZE THE INGREDIENTS OR DRUG MANUFACTURE PROS EVEN WITHOUT THE TRADE WAR GOING ON. IT WILL GET WORSE AS IT IS RAMPED UP, AS CHINA BECOMES THE WORLD’S PHARMACY. MELISSA: HOW BIG OF A DEAL IS IT? DO YOU WORRY ABOUT THIS? I TAKE BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION EVERY DAY. I GET GENERIC DRUGS FROM MY FAMILY. I WAS VERY CONCERNED. BUT I’M A DOCTOR, BUT ARE YOU SCARED ABOUT THIS OR WORRIED?>>I’M WORRIED ABOUT THE QUALITY CONTROL ISSUE HERE. I’M WORRIED ABOUT PAST TIMES IT MEANT SOMETHING. THIS BLOOD PRESSURE STORY I GAVE EXAMPLE OF, JUST OVER THE PAST YEAR WE HAD TO REMOVE MOST OF THE DRUGS FROM THE MARKET. THIS IS GETTING WORSE. WE DON’T HAVE THE ABILITY TO QUALITY CONTROL. THAT IS THE KEY WORDS THERE, QUALITY CONTROL. I DON’T KNOW IF THEY’RE GOING TO HOLD US HOSTAGE TO THIS. THEY MIGHT. THEY MIGHT USE IT AS A WEAPON IN THE TRADE WAR. WHETHER THEY WOULD DELIBERATELY CAUSE AMERICANS HARM, THAT IS YET ANOTHER STEP. BUT QUALITY CONTROL PART IS TROUBLE ENOUGH. WE’VE SEEN CHEMISTS OVER IN CHINA BEING INVOLVED IN THE ILLICIT FENTANYL TRADE. THAT IS ANOTHER HUGE PROBLEM. THIS IS ENORMOUS ISSUE. I DON’T THINK YOU HAVE TO WORRY GOING TO THE MEDICINE CABINET TONIGHT. YOU MIGHT HAVE TO WORRY IN FIVE YEARS. MELISSA: NOT JUST GENERICS, RIGHT? IT IS SOME OF THE FIRST LABEL DRUGS AS WELL? WHAT ARE OPTIONS FOR OTHER DRUG COMPANIES? I GUESS THEY DON’T DO IT JUST BECAUSE OF EXPENSE?>>RIGHT, EXACTLY. THEY’RE OUTSOURCING IT BECAUSE OF CHEAPER PRODUCTION. INDIA IS ANOTHER PLACE WE CAN GO. WE CAN MAKING MORE TOWARDS OF OUR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS HERE. THAT WOULD BE A PRETTY GOOD IDEA, BRINGING IT BACK HOME, BRINGING MORE JOBS HERE. AGAIN INDIA IS MAKING A LOT OF THE SAME INGREDIENTS. WE NEED MORE OVERSIGHT IN THE SITUATION, MORE AWARENESS OF THIS LIKE WE’RE DOING TONIGHT. LOOK AT THE DRUGS WE’RE TALKING ABOUT, ANTIBIOTICS, BIRTH CONTROL, CANCER DRUGS. WE HAVE BRAND NEW CANCER DRUGS, MELISSA. LET’S MAKE SURE THEY ARE MADE HERE. WE NEED TO VEER AWAY AND GIVE IT ANOTHER LOOK. MELISSA: HOW DOES CHINA COMPARE TO INDIA IN YOUR OPINION.>>IT IS MORE AS BRYAN REPORTED. MELISSA: IN EARLIES OF IT CAUGHT CONTROL AND ISSUES YOU BROUGHT UP?>>GREAT POINT. WE HAVE MUCH MORE AVAILABILITY VIA FDA TO LOOK WHAT IS GOING ON INDIA THAN WE HAVE HERE. WE SHOULD DO MORE MANUFACTURING

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  1. Very simple solution, close all Med manufacture shops in China move back to USA or to other Asia friendly countries that allow full inspections and make them.

  2. Any thing out of Chine is toxic. Why are we not making this here. Stop importing things from China, start helping companies here to make the things we need. There is nothing we can't make here and with better quality.

  3. MEDICINE FROM CHINA IS OF COURSE, NO DOUBT, A DIRE EXISTENTIAL THREAT. USA SHOULD DRIVE UP THE TARIFF TO NORTH OF 50 OR OUTRIGHT BANNING THEM FROM REACHING AMERICA.

  4. USA think before you do something wrong but it's to late because USA are simple buyers and not Producer and pay with fake Money! How Long will it be from now on. Think!

  5. why arnt we making our own medicines?
    for a country we've been on the brink with for basically ever, why aren't we more self efficient? we've got enough space and people to do these things, so why arnt we?

  6. Lol now even Chinese medicine is threatening US national security. Ban is coming soon. China will lose billion of dollars!!!

  7. Not long ago I mentioned a national chain store here that offers about 90 percent junk made in China and I got bombed for saying so. Go figure. Lots of Americans want quantity, not quality, so you see shopping carts piled up with cheap junk. It's a mentality, I guess, a materialist mindset, and those without much money (you'd think they'd want to be careful how they spend what they do have) feel good acquiring a lot of stuff. Then we're told we need to raise the minimum wage to offer a "living" wage…

  8. Hi Fox "News", do you want a trade war on "medicine"? How about imposing 35 percent tariffs on medicine? Oh gosh, wake up your ideas….

  9. Politicians were extremely short sighted and greedy in giving China so much power. Like why would you put all your eggs in a communist country that has had the reputation of stealing and corruptly seizing company secrets and entering into a one way agreement that will only benefit China and Top corporate officials. You reap what you sow so here it comes.

  10. Enjoy… thanks to Obama made in China idiots.
    https://youtu.be/pLQnVpV2vVw
    ASFV infused pork parts lard refined with gutter oils coming to the “China friendly” big box stores near you!!!
    Muahmuahmuah.

  11. Are you kidding me ? We should threading to CHINA big time ! Don't be hesitating . They are make us sick !

  12. It would be good to bring them back to USA for quality control and less threat. China could very well use drugs as a weapon in the future. All your eggs in ine basket. What hapoens uf the chook is not laying?

  13. Well, the war was coming either way. At least we got s business man in this drivers seat during a trade war. Fact is china needs our market more than we need their cheep products. They pay their workers slave wages yet the left wants free trade with them. Here I thought the democrats were no longer the party of slavery?

  14. We can't get drugs from Canada but 90% of our generic drugs are made in China? And we're just talking about this now? I'm no nationalist but that just seems dumb.

  15. IM REALLY NOT SO SUPRISE . THATS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WEALTHY GREEDY POLITICIANS WANTS TO DO DEALS WITH THE DEVIL AND IMMIGRATION IS JUST LAUGHING AT THE AMERICANS LIKE YA SOME DUMASSES

  16. Same as Boeing planes. Look at them falling out from the sky. Where is the quality control, even after 2 devastating crashes they were the last to ground their aircraft. Look at usa intelligence, after spending billions on intelligent agency they said Russian influenced their GE? Collusion with Russia, their own agency, fbi , demoncrate party taking down their own president. I suggest better check and recheck your own quality intelligent system etc. And not forgetting all the fake media.

  17. Haha, are u sure China put heroin on your drug. That is the greatest liar joke that i have ever heard. Great, made India great. They will overtake US too. US will be No 3.

  18. Don't say China didn't warn you little america ! you little america's stock market will crash soon…

  19. Stop it I don't care what it is it might take us a while. Gear up for but we can make everything we need right here at home

  20. The Chinese have Traditional Chinese Medicine. Did know that chronic illness such as nasal allergies that the Americans have to use expensive medicine to control can be cured by using cheap ingredients bought from the supermarket?

  21. Hmmm…actually what the Americans want is socialism with American characteristics. This the Chinese can help. Ha ha ha!

  22. Hey Fox Business, where's the "debate" between Trish and Liu Xin of China Television?? Too scared to show it because Liu Xin argued well??

  23. Why in the world are we buying meds from China??? We need to stop that. Look how many of our dogs have died from eating food from there!

  24. Republicans and Democrats both have turn against the American people to enrich themselves and enpower enemies

  25. Oh no we're afraid it might cost more, let's just give China everything they want and hope they be nice to us! It was failed trade policies that got us into this, a price must be paid!

  26. SoberUP America !!! China and Canada been selling us watererddown meds for years!!! Let's bring it HOME to USA !!! 👍🚨🗽⚓😎💉💊💰🔬 DEMAND MADE IN USA AND BUY IN USA !!!

  27. The FDA is still recalling Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) Blood Pressure medications. Plus, the FDA has discovered 5 different cancer causing substances, in those ARB BP medications.

  28. I’ve heard not to use flea medicine that’s made in China. They don’t care what it does to the dog as long as it kills the flea. Frontline is one company you really have to check label and see where they’re made.

  29. Insanity .China will be our traitors. My heart breaks ,sadnnes for th3 future of my grandchildren ànd for whàt our country is turning out to be.God have mercy on us àll.

  30. United States of America 🇺🇸🇺🇸 should stop depend on China and India as matter of fact India is just nothing but a cunning and potential future adverseray.

  31. THATS IT!!! INSANE!!! CALL YOUR CONGRESS PEOPLE AND SENATORS!!! TO HELL WITH THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY!!!

  32. See how right Trump is?! This is stupid policy brought about by morons in Congress and previous admins. Unacceptable!

  33. Well, this is supposed to be a free country right? If I want to buy my 50 cent a pill Viagra from China or India, USA needs to produce it at the same price. They haven't failed me in the last 12 years!

  34. We have been dependent on China for way too many things. China does the same thing that Amazon does they buy up the supply chains and make it so that they're the only ones that can produce and we have to buy from them and then eventually they would just raise their prices. We need to get away from this unfair process. This is a wakeup call, look at what they are doing with the rare earth minerals. Same thing happened with the oil countries. Not to mention what the doctor said about safety and I'll chemicals and substances in our drugs, just like when we had lead in children's toys. Wake the hell up everyone.

  35. How did the US government let this happen?. Why are they even there? Trump is the only one who cares. Democrats care only about there power. If they did their job protecting America for example pharmaceutical situation insread of only caring about illegals we wouldn't be in this situation. Trump please bring pharmaceutical manufacturers back to US.

  36. We should have never giving China this kind of control over our health ! That's our stupid government at work ….

  37. The Chinese don't trust their own medicine. They prefer from overseas. I follow China actively. Baby formula & milk powder is bigger black market than heroin in China

  38. All these drugs are owned by American companies. And they are checked by our FDA. We are not allowed to import drugs made y non us manufaturers. Thats why we pay 10× price then every other country. This is pure propaganda. Bernie Sanders explains this intelligently unlike these idiots.

  39. No doubt they will weaponize medicine they will weaponize minerals they will weaponize everything they have we need to become independent of communist China.we as individuals need choices we need fair market

  40. Why our our meds being manufactured in other countries in the first place??? Let me guess, duh! They are cheaper, and with cheaper almost always comes less quality.

  41. No Problem. We can make our own ??? and also- they send the cartels the ingredients to make their drugs. If we can be medicine independent then we need to do this.

  42. Let them ! We don’t need China for anything ! We need to go back to before the Scumbag , Bill Clinton sold out to China ,And made China What They Are today ! It’s Time to cut China Off ! And start making our Generic Drugs here in America Again ! And Help , Make America Great Again ! Just like President Trump Wants To Do ! Let President Trump undo the Damage That , Bill Clinton And Obama did To America !

  43. Horrifying to know our meds come from China! I for one, don't want them! Please let us know what drugs come from china.

  44. Fox news farce news. Chinese medicine saves many lives, Fox news poison people mentally, psychologically. Never trust Fox farce news.

  45. Steve Bannon called this "The Party of Davos", the globalists who sold out America and made it so vulnerable. Make sure you vote with Trump if you want to have an American economy.

  46. well, before blaming China, examine the big pharmas if they caused national security concerns, then raise tariffs on imported drugs.

  47. well, before blaming China, examine the big pharmas if they caused national security concerns, then raise tariffs on imported drugs.

  48. well, before blaming China, examine the big pharmas if they caused national security concerns, then raise tariffs on imported drugs.

  49. So just how much profit is big f******g pharma really making n meds? Made in china sounds like a whole lot now!!

  50. If the Government would force our pharmaceutical companies to lower their pricing and commit to making generic medications this problem would be solved. It’s ridiculous that we aren’t making our own medications. In today’s world climate we should no be outsourcing something this important

  51. It’s past time to bring back the manufacturing of our medicines to the United States! I don’t trust China to protect the American citizens from sub-standard medication.

    We have strict regulations, China doesn’t!
    Please, please give the American people a fighting chance to get quality medication by manufacturing in the US again. It will add more jobs, too!

  52. America needs to begin the process of ending all trade with China while increasing trade with Vietnam, India, Mexico, Malaysia and Indonesia. Problems with China are never ending and will only get worse.

  53. China is not monster to use medicine as weapons and hurt people even if there is a trade war
    You guys are so paranoid

  54. haha making drugs in USA. Well I guess if you want to pay 300 for your drugs vs 20 dollars then I'm sure you would doing it right now.

  55. Yes. US should manufacture their own medicines. Don't pollute other countries' environments. Also, don't exploit cheap labours in orher countries like China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, etc.

  56. Sorry guys this is what free market is all about .this is the system that America sold the world on . letting the rich and greedy control the international financial system but the problem is they thought they were in the drivers seat but China out smarted them and now because the United States can't handle it they wan't to turn back the clock . there's an old adage you reap what you sow😢😢😢😢😢😢

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