The drug crisis is deepening daily. The dollarization and hyperinflation that was unleashed by the economic crisis in Venezuela, keeps the pharmacies empty.
Pharmacists in Margarita, Nueva Esparta State, reported that the high cost of medicines is preventing the sector from restocking its inventory and that the problem is growing.
“Dollarization, in addition to hyperinflation, produces a decrease in inventories because, you sell 10 drugs and you may only be able to replace one,” explained the President of the College of Pharmacists of Nueva Esparta.
He added that the lack of credit in the banks limits the supply of medicines because there is no capital that can endure the hyperinflation that reigns in Venezuela.