walkitout (walkitout) wrote,
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Yet Another Reason to Avoid Drugs

And no, I don't mean the illegal, recreational ones. I mean the medically approved kind, whether OTC or prescribed.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/magazine/02fda-t.html?pagewanted=1

The (long) article concludes with:

"Some lawmakers have gone as far as to suggest a ban on all drugs made with Chinese ingredients, but China has become such a crucial supplier that a ban would lead to the collapse of the U.S. health care system. And our dependence is only growing: when PricewaterhouseCoopers cited the best place for pharmaceutical outsourcing in the world in an October report to drug companies, its pick was China."

But it _started_ with a description of how nearly all our generic acetaminophen and aspirin are coming from China.

Creepy. Hard to imagine how we are going to be reading about a really big scandal a la the melamine pet food/melamin in formula/bad heparin/etc. Makes you really think twice about the infant Tylenol.
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