THE TRAGEDY of drug shortages in the public health system is never ending.
Administration after administration, patients, especially those with chronic diseases, face the hard experience of having to spend huge sums of money to procure the necessary medicines to combat their afflictions.
To make matters worse, the lack of medication in private pharmacies is becoming increasingly frequent.
More and more people have to resort to extreme solutions to get their medicines, even abroad. But shortages are not the only dilemma for Panamanian society, since in recent months there has been a big rise in the cost of medicines.
The State must take the necessary measures to ensure that, once and for all an effective solution to this situation is found. It is unforgivable that Panama has one of the best growth rates in the region and that a reasonable supply of medicine remains a further victim of bureaucracy. There are no excuses! ….Hoyporhoy La Prensa, Mar. 26.