Bloomberg Law
Aug. 6, 2020, 8:59 PM

Trump Signs Order Seeking to Return Drug Production to U.S. (2)

Shira Stein
Shira Stein

President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would encourage the production of certain drugs and medical supplies in the U.S. following shortages during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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 and millions more jobs and thousands more factories back to American shores, where they belong,” Trump said at a Whirlpool Corp. plant in Ohio on Thursday. “The duty of a president is to put this nation’s own citizens ...

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