Ecuador: Reported shortages of crucial pharmaceuticals at Batan IESS dispensary

Posted on September 13, 2013 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Health

For two weeks or more chronic disease patients coming to the clinic in the Batan IESS are hampered by the lack of medicines. A patient suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus pharmacy indicated that no drug mycophenolate mofetil 500 mg to be taken daily. Because of the shortage is forced to buy private medical laboratories. In the box of 30 pills must pay $ 72 and that will reach only seven days when to take 120 a month. According to officials pharmacy no shortage of medicines for this and other catastrophic diseases for weeks and do not know when the IESS purchase these essential drugs. Patients are desperate and ask expeditious solution to this problem. Read Article

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