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GOP Senator pushing legislation to reduce pharmaceutical dependence on China: “We depend on you’

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The Senate is to vote on the coronavirus bill; Tennessee senator Marsha Blackburn joins ‘Fox & friends’ relief.’

Senior Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., addressed to the fact that the USA hope for now on China, if the important ingredients, such as doctors, to stave off the Corona Virus pandemic.

Blackburn said on “Fox & Friends” Sunday morning, even before the current outbreak, they pushed the legislation to reduce the dependence and the increase in production in the United States

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“Many of the drugs necessary for the treatment of several of these viruses,” said Blackburn, “you are in China, and we are dependent on them for this-they are called APIs, active pharmaceutical ingredients.”

Blackburn went on to say that their bill “would bring the incentive to the production back to U.S. shores” and “would be some changes to the legislation, the FDA … that has expanded with these new threats, and new technologies, and add the pharmaceutical industry in this.”

The Republican senator stated that the bill has a $100 million Dollar pool for “centers of excellence” working with pharmaceutical companies, and that they are now also looking into possible tax incentives.

Blackburn, the legislation addressed currently, the legislature is working to address the economic effects of the Corona-Virus.

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“I want to make sure that what we do is purposeful, that it is only temporarily, this is not picking winners and losers,” she said. Blackburn warned, to repeat, what she believes, were in error in response to the 2008 economic crash, the “really slows down the recovery.”

“We need to be sure that what we do, in our own way,” she said.

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