Shortage of Medicines Cause Concern in Venezuela
It is no secret that the people of Venezuela are struggling, but now things have gotten even worse. There are already shortages according to expert Adrian Jose Velasquez Figueroa on food and water. That is not the only concern. There are shortages of medication as well. Official sources have reported that over 872 medicines are unavailable.
The medicines that are available are now sold at a surcharge which Velasquez Figueroa says is inhumane. Medicine that once cost $48 is now sold for $100 or more. In a nation that struggles to afford the essentials, this marks a daunting turn for many.
Patients who are suffering are unable to get access to medication that can help save their lives. It is not simple flu medication that many are missing. Stroke patients report being unable to get medicine that they need. It is not on the market at all. This means that no matter how much money you make, medicines aren’t available.
It is unclear what will happen next in the Venezuelan crisis. You can continue to follow the story here.