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Black Market Medicine And Animal Drugs: What It's Like To Be Sick In Venezuela

Rafael Osío Cabrices | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home
Rafael Osío Cabrices

VALENCIA, Venezuela -- My dad's diagnosis came a couple days before Christmas: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, stage III. The doctors planned his first dose of chemotherapy for mid-January. But because of Venezuela's deadly drug shortage, he had to bring everything to the clinic -- from the drugs to the needles to the saline solution. And with cancer, time is key. So we went on a mad dash search to find the medicine any way we could.