China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America's Dependence on China for Medicine

China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America's Dependence on China for Medicine

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ISBN-13: 9781633883819
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 38,832
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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.
Janardan Prasad Singh is economic advisor at the World Bank. He designs strategies to strengthen economic development, health care, global trade, and national security for countries around the world. He has served as an advisor to prime ministers of India on national security affairs. Formerly, he was a member of the Board of Contributors of the Wall Street Journal.

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Table of Contents

Preface 9

Acknowledgments 13

Part I The Difference A Country Makes

Chapter 1 "They Took My Heart Away" 17

Chapter 2 What's in Your Medicine Cabinet? 27

Chapter 3 Washington Wakes Up 41

Part II Pivot East: How It Happened

Chapter 4 "These Drugs Can Reach Anyone Including the President" 53

Chapter 5 The Vitamin C and Penicillin Cartels 69

Chapter 6 The China Trap 83

Chapter 7 The Great American Sellout 101

Chapter 8 Today's Gain, Tomorrow's Pain 117

Part III The Hidden Cost Of Cheap Drugs

Chapter 9 Are Drugs from China Safe ? 137

Chapter 10 Made in China, Sue in America? Good Luck 161

Chapter 11 The Perfect Crime 173

Chapter 12 Where Does the Secretary of Defense Procure His Medicine? 189

Chapter 13 China Bashing? Take a Look at This 205

Part IV Bring It Home

Chapter 14 A Ten-Step Plan to Bring It Home 221

Appendix: How to Find Out Where Your Medicines Are Made 231

Notes 235

Index 293

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