September 02, 2020

CNBC: Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Trump’s ‘Buy American’ executive order for essential medicines doesn’t go far enough

The coronavirus pandemic has put the spotlight on the United States’ reliance on foreign countries for key pharmaceutical products.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order last month that directs the Food and Drug Administration to create a list of essential medicines and calls on the Pentagon and Department of Veterans Affairs to buy critical pharmaceuticals from domestic suppliers.

“We cannot rely on China and other nations across the globe that could one day deny us products in a time of need,” Trump said on Aug, 6, in a speech at a Whirlpool factory in Clyde, Ohio.

But Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Tina Smith of Minnesota are calling on Trump to go further to address the issue.


Read the full article on CNBC website here.  

By:  Stephanie Dhue
Source: CNBC