This article, reporting the obscenely dangerous practice of "outsourcing" to other countries, like China in this case, should bring home the fact that a medicine "Made in U.S.A." assures us, at least of production standards that will not kill people. In matters of health, this is simply not arguable. The fatalities of the China batch were due, pure and simple, according to the account, to poor and unsupervised production, with cheap chemical substitutes.
Heparin is a vital medication for a significant number of people. It has a number of important applications. To send, not just the "business" out of the U.S.A., with no control over the standards of purity and cleanliness that we have in this country, is unacceptable, and, in my opinion, actionable.
But, Outsourcing is vicious on many levels. Poor quality product is only one. It also spews out U.S. dollars to foreign countries and thus adversely affects our own GNP, increases unemployment of our own citizens, neglects education and training of our own work force, and otherwise commits national suicide. check out: http://memagazine.asme.org/Web/OutsourcingGood_Evil.cfm
Of most interest to me is that Obama was elected by the very people whose personal economics and ability to work are affected the most by Outsourcing. Will Obama really keep their best interests at heart?
This doesn't mean handouts to our own while enriching cheaper foreign labor in countries abroad with experience and standards which are no match for those established here.
This means programs of education, training, internships, JOBS and Pride of Accomplishment within these United States.
Let's get with the program.