Media Reports – Central America, Caribbean

Alphabetical by country (Canada; USA — have their own pages)

[International] Keila Guimarães, Pharma’s Big Fail: Benzathine Penicillin shortages are bringing syphilis back all over the world, Quartz, 18 May 2017.

[Bahamas] Neil Hartnell, Wholesalers in ‘drug shortage’ warning to PHA [Public Hospitals Authority], Tribune, 11 November 2016.

[Barbados] Alex Downes, Drug shortage at Psychiatric, Nation News, 26 May 2017. See also here.

[Belize] Micah Goodin, Belize is experiencing a shortage of critical medication, 25 July 2017.

[Bermuda] Lisa Simpson, Chemotherapy drug shortage confirmed [bendamustane], Royal Gazette: Bermuda, 24 June 2015.

[Cayman Islands] Anon., Confusion surrounds state of hospital drug shortages, Cayman News Service, 30 August 2017.

[Guatemala] BMI view, Industry trend analysis: drug supply shortage will present risk to health outcomes, BMI research, July 2015.

[Jamaica] Jerome Reynolds, HIV drug shortage not affecting patients, Jamaica Gleaner, 25 July 2017. See also here and here.

[Jamaica] Anon., Dalley wants answers on reported shortage of antiretroviral drugs, Jamaica Observer, 24 July 2017.

[Trinidad and Tobago] Anon., Long wait for beds, shortage of medicines, Daily Express, 18 July 2017. See also here.

[Trinidad and Tobago] Kim Boodram, No CDAP [Chronic Disease Assistance Program] drug shortage [though statins running low], Trinidad Express, 7 February 2017.

[Trinidad and Tobago] Geisha Kowlessar, Warning of cigarette suitcase trade [blames shortage on global shortage of morphine, Trinidad Guardian, 18 October 2016.

[Trinidad and Tobago] Anna Ramdass, Uneasy wait for cancer drugs, Trinidad Express, 28 Aug 2016.

[Trinidad and Tobago] Anna Ramdass, Drug shortage unacceptable, Trinidad Express, 24 August 2016. See response from Minister here.

[Trinidad and Tobago] Shane Superville, Organ recipient still grappling with drug shortage [tacrolimus], News Day, 29 July 2016.

[Trinidad and Tobago] Anon. Nipdec to get $$ to address drug shortage, Guardian, 12 July 2016. See also here 13 July.

[Trinidad and Tobago] Geisha Kowlessar, [cancer drugs] Guardian, 24 June 2016

[Trinidad and Tobago] Andre Bagoo, Cancer drug shortage, Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, 11 June 2016

[Trinidad and Tobago] Michelle Loubon, Dayalsing tackes drug shortage, Trinidad Express, 15 January 2016.

[Trinidad and Tobago] Merinda La Rose, Gov’t spends 440M on drugs [to prevent shortages], Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, 17 July 2015.

[Trinidad and Tobago] Newspower, Medical Research Foundation hit with a drug shortage, saying they cannot adequately treat HIV/AIDS patients, NewsPower, 9 June 2015.

[Trinidad and Tobago] Carolyn Kissoon, Patients panic over CDAP drug shortage [hypertension, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, heart disease, depression] Trinidad Express, 20 April 2015.

[Trinidad and Tobago] S. Freeman Curepe, Drug shortage killing cancer patients in need, Trinidad Express, 16 August 2014.