Sen. Graham Presses for Less Dependency on Medical Supplies from China



Christina DiFabio, Contributor

The U.S. Senator, Lindsay Graham, says the coronavirus has shown that the U.S. needs a better way to get medical supplies and drugs without China’s help.

Graham held a press conference in West Columbia at Nephron Pharmaceuticals. CEO of Nephron, Lou Kennedy, shared what the company is doing because of COVID-19.

According to WLTX19, “Business at Nephron has gone up about 140 percent since the outbreak. This increase, according to Sen. Graham, is because Nephron makes nebulizers, which help patients with respiratory issues.”

Graham says that South Carolina has the ability to supply for healthcare needs. He noted Nephron’s facility as having “unlimited ability” to make products part of the medical supply chain.

Graham is planning to give tax credits for companies who become part of the medical supply chain.