8 Ways Overseas Drug Manufacturers Dupe the FDA

Ninety percent of the prescription drugs consumed in the United States are generics, and the majority of them are produced overseas, mostly in India and China. Let’s say you’re a manufacturer looking to get in on America’s $104 billion generic drug market. You want to make the lowest-cost drugs possible and sell them at the highest possible price. How best to proceed? To do things right, you’ll need approval from the world’s most feared regulator, the US Food and Drug Administration. But that requires that you comply with so-called current good manufacturing practices, which are complex and costly to implement.…

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