Biden asked to act on outsourcing jobs in West Virginia

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A new campaign led by Our Revolution, a political nonprofit organization founded by Bernie Sanders, urges Biden to use the Defense Production Act to halt the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Viatris from closing the plant. It also asks Biden to convene a task force of labor groups, local leaders and others to determine how the plant might continue producing pharmaceutical or medical goods. “Once a new strategy is in place that aligns the plant’s physical assets with our national interests, the plant can be retrofitted as needed and current workers can be rehired,” the letter to the president said.

Drugmaker Viatris Inc. announced in December it will lay off workers at the Morgantown plant, formerly operated by the generic drug company Mylan. Upjohn and Mylan’s merged last year to form the new company, which announced it would slash 20% of its workforce worldwide. Viatris is now one of the world’s dominant manufacturers in the generics industry, which has been consolidating for years. The moves left workers scrambling to find new jobs as the major employer left West Virginia, which is often trying to lure new companies to uplift the state’s stagnant economy. A spokeswoman for Viatris did not immediately return a request for comment.

Some industry groups have lobbied for enhancing the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain. The Association for Accessible Medicine in April 2020 proposed a blueprint for the federal government to establish a list of essential medicines for the U.S. and expand domestic production. Despite the expected loss of the Morgantown plant, “I don’t believe it would be a major blow” to domestic production, said Rachel Schwartz, a spokeswoman for the Association for Accessible Medicine.

The group’s letter to Biden said the Morgantown workers include union members, researchers and scientists “who together can produce more than 18 billion doses of life-saving generic drugs each year.” But Schwartz said nearly 150 manufacturing sites remain nationwide, together producing more than 60 billion of generic medicine doses annually.

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