Americans distrust drugs from China, India

Looks like pharma and the FDA need some damage control in the public opinion department. Americans don't trust drugs bearing a "Made in China" or "Made in India" label, according to a new study conducted by American University, and they blame drug companies for the rising cost of meds. The American public also doesn't understand the FDA's role in drug oversight and isn't thrilled with its performance on drug safety.

Though 88 percent of those polled said they thought drugs made in the U.S.A. are safe, only 14 percent trusted drugs made by the up-and-coming Chinese and Indian manufacturers. And 82 percent of those polled said they trust the FDA, but 47 percent said they thought the agency did only a fair or poor job. Nearly half thought drug company profits were the chief cause of escalating prescription costs.

- read this article from HealthDay

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