The US Drug Supply Chain is To Dependent on India... and, By Extension, China
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- When US President Donald Trump began touting the value of hydroxychloroquine, the demand grew exponentially overnight. That was a boon for India, which creates and controls 70 percent of the drug's market.
- India gets about two-thirds of its raw pharmaceutical ingredients from China.
- China itself is a massive manufacturer that ships goods of all kinds all over the world -- especially to US consumers.
- The result is a supply line that leaves the US radically exposed to disruptions -- accidental or intentional -- across the world.