Big Pharma = Big money…without a conscience
Until the Coronavirus, originally identified as the Wuhan virus, reached monumental proportions — now routinely described as a global pandemic — Americans were unquestioningly taking everything from prescribed antibiotics, painkillers, blood pressure medication, birth control pills, numerous other medications and over-the-counter pills including vitamins, that we believed to be safe Little did we realize that upwards of an astonishing 80% of the ingredients are manufactured in China, including those considered staples in hospital intensive care units and operating rooms.
Not only is that reliance a threat to national security, the squalid conditions in many Chinese drug factories pose a health risk to Americans dependent on the medications.
This 2018 article, “China is Quietly Becoming the World’s Pharmacy — and There Are Big Risks,” by Cathalijne Adams, reveals the major problems involved with this deep reliance on a repressive and secretive country that is not our natural ally.
Adams’ report links to the book, “China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine,” also printed in 2018. Its brief Amazon intro listing many of the drug types and the threats posed by this reliance is definitely worth your time.
Be sure to scroll through Market Research Reports which lists the U.S. Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies and the $billions they brought in during FY 2018. The report concludes with this zinger: “The U.S. pharmaceuticals market is expected to be worth $685.45 billion by 2023.”
The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) refers to the spread of the virus as a “rapidly evolving situation.” Yet it illogically has a page dedicated to “reducing stigma” which it groundlessly claims could be directed toward Americans of Asian heritage, since the disease originated in China — which, by the way, is now blaming the U.S. for the rapidly spreading infection.
There are numerous articles on this disturbing topic, but these provide a wide overview of the enormity of the problem. SRAZ has often stated, “Knowledge is power.” Unfortunately, in this vital area, Americans have been kept in the dark.