Trump tries to revamp drug supply chain with latest order

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  • The Trump administration on Thursday issued an executive order telling the federal government to buy and give preference to drugs and medical supplies developed and made in the U.S. rather than abroad.
  • The order, a reactive move to supply shortfalls exposed by the coronavirus pandemic, would have the Food and Drug Administration compile a list of “essential” medicines that the government would be instructed to procure from American manufacturers.