This story becomes part of an continuous series on how China is reshaping our world.
Where are our drugs made? The answer turns out to be actually complicated. The pharmaceutical supply chain is complex, worldwide, and nontransparent by design.
A bottle of drugs with an American label might be distributed by a company based in the US, however the tablets are often made and packaged in other parts of the world, while the starting chemicals that make the drug efficient frequently come from one nation– China.