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    The US Military is So Worried About Generic Pills That it Reportedly Wants to do its Own Testing to Make Sure They’re Safe

    The US Military is So Worried About Generic Pills That it Reportedly Wants to do its Own Testing to Make Sure They're Safe

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    The U.S. is reportedly planning to take extra steps to test the quality of the generic drugs it buys for service members and their families.

    To do that, the Department of Defense is talking with Valisure, a lab that specializes in checking the quality of pharmaceuticals, Bloomberg's Anna Edney and Riley Griffin reported. Valisure has a track record of sniffing out problems with medicines as well as contamination in consumer products like shampoos and sunscreen.

    The quality of the U.S. drug supply has been in focus in recent years. Crucial medicines were recalled due to contamination with potentially cancer-causing ingredients, and common pills like antibiotics to ADHD medicines have seen shortages. Bloomberg reported in May that the White House has assembled a team to tackle shortages and quality issues with generic medications.

    A spokesperson for Valisure said no program has been launched and declined to comment on a relationship with the Department of Defense. The didn't respond to Insider's request for comment.

    A lab with a track record of finding problems

    In an interview, Valisure David Light said his company's track record of finding problems in generic drugs shows that more testing is needed. At the same time, he said that individuals should keep taking their prescriptions

    “Overall we have safe and effective medications in the U.S.,” Light told…

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