New Rubio Video Highlights Amoxicillin Shortage, Plan To Bring Manufacturing Back To America
As the holidays and winter approach, parents across the country are scrambling to find antibiotics, including amoxicillin, that are used to treat common childhood illnesses. Far-flung supply chains, still backed up from the initial shock of COVID-19, have been unable to meet the burst in demand as severe respiratory viruses run rampant.
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a video highlighting the need to bring pharmaceutical manufacturing back to the United States.
“It should be clear that off-shoring critical manufacturing no longer works for the American people. It is time to bring medical and pharmaceutical production back home so we no longer have to rely on foreign nations to keep our people safe and healthy.” – Senator Rubio
Flashback … Rubio raised the alarm in 2019 about America’s over-reliance on foreign nations, especially China, for active pharmaceutical ingredients. Working with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rubio successfully led several efforts to address supply chain dependence, particularly within the military.
Senator Rubio released a new video focusing on the amoxicillin shortage and his plan to bring drug manufacturing back to the United States.
— Senator Rubio Press (@SenRubioPress) November 23, 2022
"Officials have declared a shortage of first-line antibiotics amoxicillin and Augmentin, which are used to treat bacterial infections. Tamiflu, the most common flu medication in the US, and albuterol,…are also in short supply…"#BidensAmericahttps://t.co/QUkXFwflEF
— MAGA – American Pitbull 🇺🇸 (@MelissaRNMBA) November 23, 2022
@AmerAcadPeds gives guidance for #amoxicillin shortage.
1️⃣ try amox tablets, capsules, chew tabs 💊
🔹️125, 250, 500, 750, 875, 1000 mg options
🔹️tablets can be split/crushed
🔹️capsules can be opened
🔹️🎯 dose within 10% of recommended dose https://t.co/RXlQV6usGx pic.twitter.com/GJTDiWISOg
— Chandani DeZure, MD (@CDeZureMD) November 23, 2022
Looking forward … Rubio and Representative Jenniffer González Colón (R-PR) will work to pass their Medical Manufacturing, Economic Development, and Sustainability (MMEDS) Act, which was first introduced in 2020.
Want more information? Read an op-ed from Rubio and Representative Ashley Hinson (R-IA) in Iowa’s Dubuque Telegraph Herald.
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