COVID-19 exposes Australia's drug supply 'house of cards'

Dr Simon Quilty says vital drugs should be made locally as a back-up

The threat of a COVID-19 pandemic has exposed Australia’s reliance on overseas drug manufacturing as a “house of cards”, doctors say.

Dr Simon Quilty.
Dr Simon Quilty.

Essential medicines, such as insulin, should be produced locally to protect Australians from the impact of crises like COVID-19, says Dr Simon Quilty, a national security researcher and a general physician at Alice Springs