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Drug shortages pose a serious threat to the country. We repair them as follows.

Ezekiel Emanuel: U.S. pharmacies have run out of the antibiotic amoxicillin. He says other drugs in short supply include albuterol inhalers, lidocaine anesthetics and saltwater infusions. The U.S. has allowed China to manufacture too many key generic medications and raw materials used to produce them. The fragility of these supply chains is a risk to national security and health. After microchips, drugs may be the most important products to bring back home.