Bloomberg Law
May 14, 2020, 8:03 PM

Trump Mulls Made-in-U.S. Order for Vital Drugs, Devices

Shira Stein
Shira Stein

The Trump administration is preparing an executive order that would require certain essential drugs and medical treatments for a variety of conditions be made in the U.S.

The order comes in light of drug and device shortages during the Covid-19 pandemic. A draft of the order is circulating inside the government and was obtained by Bloomberg News.

“It is critical that we reduce our dependence on foreign manufacturers for essential medicines, medical countermeasures’’ to “ensure sufficient and reliable long-term domestic manufacturing’’ that prevents shortages and supplies to “mobilize our nation’s public health industrial base’’ when needed, says the nine-page draft. ...

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