Using Medicines as Leverage for Global Power
Over the past 30 years, a lot of drug manufacturing has been offshore, with generics comprising 90% of the medicines Americans consume.
There is a growing reliance on China for essential drugs.
The US no longer makes penicillin, for example, with the last US penicillin plant closing in 2004.
The US has virtually no capacity to make generic antibiotics used to treat ear infections, strep throat, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, Lyme disease, and other illnesses.
“Made In USA” Behind The Label
A lot of brands claim that their products are made in the USA, but what truth does that really hold? Automobile, wool, textile, and fur product brands have specific laws that require them to disclose U.S. content–all other products can use the ‘made in USA’ label for marketing as long as they follow certain requirements listed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
The FTC’s “Made in USA” policy requires brands to be transparent about the origin of the materials and processing used for production. They do so by making brands follow specific guidelines before listing a product as American made. The policy applies to U.S. origin claims that are directly stated or that are implied through symbols or context in advertising.
The enforcement policy applies to certain marketing claims
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