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Venezuela Grapples With Medicine Shortage Amid Economic And Political Turmoil

A volunteer doctor gives a homeless person a checkup on the PanaBus in Caracas on Nov. 27, 2017. (Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images)
A volunteer doctor gives a homeless person a checkup on the PanaBus in Caracas on Nov. 27, 2017. (Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuela’s ongoing economic and political turmoil has led to a severe shortage of medicine. People are resorting to desperate measures to get their hands on drugs to treat cancer, hypertension, diabetes and deadly infections.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd learns more from Francisco Valencia, who leads the public health advocacy group Codevida.

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