Media Reports – South America

South America — alphabetical by country

[Argentina] Karina Martinez- Carter, Argentine shortages range from drugs to salmon on import cuts, Bloomberg, 19 April 2012.

[Brazil] Maria Paul Neira, Brazilian drug shortage threatens Chagas treatment worldwide, NTN24 News, 14 October 2011

[Curaçao] Anon., Shortage of medicines on the island, Curaçao Chronicle, 22 January 2016.

[Colombia] Zach Edling, Drug shortages put thousands of Colombians at risk, Colombia Reports, 23 November 2012.

[Guyana] Anon., Region Two still experiencing severe drug shortage, Stabroek News, 12 October 2017

[Guyana] Denis Chabrol, GPHC management violated law on GYD $600 million drug procurement, Demerera Waves, 21 July 2017.

[Guyana] Staff writer, Nandall wants police probe of $605M drug deal [to fast track products owing to drug shortage], Stabroek News, 26 June 2017.

[Guyana], Staff writer, Addressing the drug shortage problem, Stabroek News, 7 April 2017.

[Guyana] Staff writer, Drug shortage, non-functioning equipment affecting Diamond hospital, Stabroek News, 7 April 2017.

[Guyana] Staff writer, George Norton now admits there was a shortage at GPHC, Stabroek News, 16 March 2017.

[Guyana] Leslie Ramsammy, The public health system should be provided with the suppplies of quality medicines it needs, Stabroek News, 7 March 2017.

[Guyana] Staff writer, NA hospital suffering drug shortage, key testing machine not working, Stabroek News, 7 March 2016.

[Guyana] Staff writer, Baramita suffering drug shortage, Stabroek News, 7 November 2016.

[Guyana] Staff writer, Region One faces drug shortage again, Stabroek News, 18 October 2016.

[Guyana] Haseef Yussuf, There was an insulin shortage at New Amsterdam Hospital from February to August [letter from Chair of Region 6 Health Committee], Stabroek, 20 August 2016.

[Guyana], Jomo Paul, ‘There is no crisis: Norton, Anthony thrash out “drug shortages.” Demerara Waves, 24 May 2016.

[Guyana] Staff Writer, Region Six devises plan to tackle drug shortage, Stabroek News, 30 March 2016.

[Guyana] Thandeka Percival, Georgetown Public Hospital Commission has critical drug shortage, Staboeck News, 26 January 2016.

[Guyana] KNEWS, Linden Hospital Complex short of over 40 essential pharmaceutical drugs, Kaieteur News, 19 January 2014.

[Guyana] KNEWS, Health ministry looks to tackle drugs shortage, Kaieteur News, 8 January 2014.

[Venezuela] Anggy Polanco et al. Venezuela’s chronic shortages give rise to medical flea markets, Reuters, 8 December 2017.

[Venezuela] Anthony Faiola, Even sex is in crisis in Venezuela where contraceptives are growing scarce, Philadelphia Inquirer, 29 November 2017. See also here and here.

[Venezuela] Anthony Faiola,  Sickness and HIV drug shortages rise as Venezuela’s economy crumbles, Independent, 8 September 2017.

[Venezuela] Anon., Families escape Venezuela as shortage of medicine reaches new heights, TRT World, 4 August 2017.

[Venezuela] May-Ying Lam, Inside the devastating plight of epileptics in Venezuela due to drug shortages, Washington Post, 22 March 2017.

[Venezuela] Reuters, Venezuela’s epileptic patients struggle with seizures amid drugshortage, Emirates 24/7, 4 March 2017. See also here

[Venezuela] Nicholas Casey, Drug shortages torture Venezuela’s mentally ill, Houston Chronicle, 1 October 2016.

[Venezuela] Ysol Delgado, Venezuelans in the US send medical care packages to struggling families, PanAm Post, 4 August 2016.

[Venezuela] Orlando Avendaño, Venezuelan child who protested medicine shortages passes away [of lymphoma at age 8–Oliver Sanchez], PanAm Post, 27 May 2016.See also this item.

[Venezuela] Anon., India planning to swap medicines for Venezuelan crude oil to recoup losses of drug sector, Merco Press, 20 May 2015.

[Venezuela] Alexandra Ulmer, PAHO Venezuela worries about cancer medicine shortage, Reuters, 14 August 2015.

[Venezuela] Simeon Tegel, Medicine shortages so bad Venezuela resorts to fingerprinting, USA Today, 30 April 2015.

[Venezuela] Anon. China Meheco to ease drug shortages [caused by lack of foreign currency], Pharma and Health Care Insight, July 2014.

[Venezuela] Roberto Deniz, Drugs shortage in Venezuela [averages] 40% [of needed supply], El Universal, 25 February 2013.