Sunday, August 9, 2015

Venezuela, Part Whatever

More on the collapse of Venezuela, this time considerably more tragic than the beer shortage.
Prednisone and Cellcept, immunosuppressive drugs to avoid rejection of transplanted organs, disappeared from Venezuelan public and private pharmacies since early July, patients told AFP.

Consequently, hundreds of patients are faced with a critical situation: their treatment cannot be interrupted not even for a day, as they could lose the kidney or liver for which they waited for years.

"When (human) prednisone ran out, everybody started to look for the canine drug," reported the President of the Venezuelan Pharmaceutical Federation (Fefarven), Freddy Ceballos.
Socialismo o Muerte!, as they used to say in Cuba.

Or maybe both.

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