China Rx

In China Rx, Gibson and Singh discuss China’s long-term strategy to destroy the markets of Western countries in China and take over vital industries.  They cite the expectation of technology transfer held over Western companies who want access to China’s explosive domestic market.  Many Chinese nationals employed by American pharmaceutical firms have stolen trade secrets and provided them to Chinese companies.  Plus, China is heavily involved in cyber-espionage to steal treatment protocols, manufacturing plant specifications, and cost and pricing data to undercut U.S. companies and co-opt government-funded research.

 

It’s not just the carcinogens in your blood pressure medications.  The game is much bigger.

Is Your Generic Medication Made In China and Is It Safe?

Where Are My Generics Medications Made? India, China, or the US?

Secret police study finds crime networks could have laundered over $1B through Vancouver homes in 2016 — Global News

A study of more than 1,200 luxury real estate purchases in B.C.’s Lower Mainland in 2016 found that more than 10 per cent were tied to buyers with criminal records. Continue reading →

via Secret police study finds crime networks could have laundered over $1B through Vancouver homes in 2016 — Global News

Is Your Generic Medication Made In China and Is It Safe?

Important must read.

The Skeptical Cardiologist

Last week the FDA recalled several versions of the generic blood pressure medication valsartan which were made in China and contained a carcinogen (see here.)

Since then I  have switched many patients from the bad valsartan to losartan or valsartan from presumably safe manufacturers.

It didn’t really occur to me that this could be just the tip of the iceberg until I received a reader comment which I will copy below.

As I thought about it, I realized that I have no idea where the generic ramipril I am taking is manufactured. It very well could be in China or India.

This recent article from The Epoch Times confirms that Americans are becoming more and more reliant on medications manufactured in China and that many researchers feel this poses a significant security threat.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is inspecting only a small number of the Chinese companies…

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Genworth Sold to China-based Firm – Richmond Times

The top executive at Genworth Financial Inc. assured analysts and investors Monday that the proposed sale to a China-based investment firm was “the best option” to preserve and create value for shareholders.

Genworth, a major seller of home mortgage insurance and long-term care insurance, announced Sunday evening that its board agreed for the Henrico County-based company to be bought for about $2.7 billion by Beijing-based China Oceanwide Holdings Group, a privately held international financial company that has been expanding its holdings in the U.S.

Source: Genworth CEO: selling company to China-based firm is ‘best option’ – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Richmond Area Business News

East ‘Meats’ West: Diabetes on Rise in China

The Chinese people are eating more food per serving, have more money to buy and eat food — particularly junk food — when they’re not hungry, and engage in less physical activity, Xiaohui said.

He said that many people still eat a traditional Chinese meal, but along with rice and veggies will be more meat, and portions will be bigger as well. In addition, fast-food restaurants such as Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald’s are enjoying success at the price of a growing obesity epidemic among children and teens, he said.

via Medical News: East ‘Meats’ West: Diabetes on Rise in China – in Meeting Coverage, AACE from MedPage Today.

Traditional ethnic diets are preferable for your particular ethnicity.  You want fries with that?