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Trump administration signs order seeking to return drug making to US

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order to encourage production of drugs and medical supplies in the US following shortages the Covid-19 pandemic, reports Bloomberg

09 August 2020 - 19:00

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order to encourage production of drugs and medical supplies in the US following shortages the Covid-19 pandemic, reports Bloomberg.

The order urges purchasers to buy American-made products and loosens federal drug-safety and environmental regulations that the administration says disadvantage domestic producers, among other measures.



'I want to lay out my vision to bring millions more jobs and thousands more factories back to American shores, where they belong,' said President Trump.



The drugs and devices covered by the order are expected to include medicines used to respond to a public-health emergency or biohazard attack. White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on a call with reporters that the Food and Drug Administration will come up with the list of medicines covered by the order.


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