Most Americans fear foreign-made drugs


If you don't entirely trust foreign-made drugs, you're far from alone. A new survey from the Pew Prescription Project finds that 70% of Americans voters have no confidence in drugs made in China, and 54% have no confidence about drugs made in India.

The survey, which took place just before the recent recall by Johnson & Johnson of infant and children's liquid medicines -- drugs that were made in a U.S. plant -- also reports that 78% of voters are extremely or mostly confident that drugs made in the U.S. are free from contamination.

That confidence level drops off dramatically when drugs are made overseas.

According to the survey conducted by Hart Research Associates/Public Opinion Strategies, 60% of American voters are convinced Canadian made drugs are safe, and the numbers drop for other countries: Switzerland (47%) and Ireland (30%).

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