While Chinese manufacturing plants have been scrutinized for safety issues, American pharmaceutical companies have relied on them for sourcing cheaper ingredients for generic drugs since 2001. Now, this dependence is raising new concerns as a national security risk.

Thousands of prescription drugs found in the medicine cabinets of Americans such as antibiotics, blood pressure medications, Alzheimer’s drugs and ibuprofen are all made with ingredients sourced in China.

https://tarbell.org/2020/03/is-relying-on-china-for-prescription-drugs-a-national-security-risk/