Fears Over Severe Medical Shortages Continue

Fox News Latino includes a feature on Venezuela’s collapsing medical system. It quotes opposition lawmaker Jose Manuel Olivares, who says that “there are no” medications available to treat cancer, diabetes, hypertension, convulsions or Parkinson's disease, nor are there any contraceptives, analgesics or antipyretics. A Deutsche Welle feature profiles an ever-growing black market for medicines in Venezuela, often being conducted on social media. Drugs being requested and offered for sale include insulin for diabetics and medication for chemotherapy.