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One town in Virginia is set to become a U.S. hub to fill generic drug gap

A pharmacy technician grabs a bottle of drugs off a shelve at the central pharmacy of Intermountain Heathcare on Sept. 10, 2018 in Midvale, Utah. (George Frey/Getty Images)
A pharmacy technician grabs a bottle of drugs off a shelve at the central pharmacy of Intermountain Heathcare on Sept. 10, 2018 in Midvale, Utah. (George Frey/Getty Images)

In the U.S., 90% of the medications we take are generic and almost all are made overseas. Now, entrepreneurs are creating businesses in Petersburg, Virginia, to produce essential pharmaceuticals to help ease the generic drug shortage.

Sandy Hausman of WVTF reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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