Should US Government require prescription drugs be manufactured in a state of the United States? Nat Security?

Is this a National Security Issue? Foreign countries manufacture so much of our Prescription drug inventory, shouldn't the manufacture of those drugs be considered a National Security Concern? So many of the drugs required for every day life, are manufactured in Foreign countries, if those countries stopped making/shipping them or tampered with the ingredients (example, digoxin) would Americans die? Much as the pets, cats especially died from tainted cat food from China? How many jobs would that bring back to the United States?

Asked By: Banker - 7/19/2010
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Not only prescription drugs but also the following... More
Answered By: Karma of the Poodle - 7/19/2010
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That's protectionist and against free market ideology. Also, any company doing that would be suicidal as everybody would stop buying their goods if they tried to poison a country, which wouldn't work anyway due to safety controls which are used in all countries.
Answered By: Max - 7/19/2010
This type of nationalist, protectionist, and mercantilism economic ideology is not good for world relations, creates artificial manipulations in the economy and much more. The intentions may seem noble but the consequences are often makes things worse than what they set out to improve. It lessens global trade and... More
Answered By: classical liberal - 7/19/2010
Yes for some amount but don't think that they are properly and allways safe from any country including America.
Answered By: DooRight - 7/19/2010
Certain industries like cars, steel and manufacturing have always been necessary for national security purposes and rightly thought about as such. I think drugs and immunizations should also be thought of in that way.
Answered By: prusa1237 - 7/19/2010
Drug companies are not going to duplicate manufacturing facilities just because the USA might require local manufacture. If the US was to pass such a law any drug company that has a patent on a drug which is made outside the US would simply not supply it to the US, thereby denying Americans of the potential life saving... More
Answered By: Y Knott - 7/19/2010
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