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EP 892B Do You Know Where Your Meds Come From?

Summary: You probably know where your groceries come from, but what about your medicine?
Air Date: 5/29/18
Duration: 25:50
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Rosemary Gibson
Rosemary Gibson has been credited with creating national movements for safer, more humane health care. Her first book, Wall of Silence, with co-author Janardan Prasad Singh, put a human face on medical mistakes, launching a national campaign to improve the safety of America's health care. Gibson worked with Bill Moyers on the PBS documentary, On Our Own Terms.

She is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is also the founding editor of a narrative series in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine.

She is senior advisor at the Hastings Center and the 2014 winner of the highest honor from the American Medical Writers Association. She is also the author, with Janardan P. Singh, of three other books on health care.
  • Book Title: China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America's Dependence on China for Medicine
EP 892B Do You Know Where Your Meds Come From?
You probably know where your groceries come from, but what about your medicine?

According to Rosemary Gibson, coauthor of China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America's Dependence on China for Medicine, millions of Americans are taking prescription drugs made in China—and don't even know it.

Producing drugs in China can be dangerous because it circumvents FDA approval, therefore putting American lives at risk.

Gibson explains why we need a wake-up call for improving the current system of drug supply and manufacturing as she believes it's risky for the US to become dependent on any one country as a source for vital medicines.

Find out how our current political climate may affect your prescriptions.

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