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Iran Sanctions Result In Shortages of Cancer Drugs, Heart Medicine

Drugs for cancer, heart problems, and several other ailments are now in short supply in Iran. (file photo)
Drugs for cancer, heart problems, and several other ailments are now in short supply in Iran. (file photo)
Iran's "Shargh" daily reports that the country is facing shortages of drugs for the treatment of 30 illnesses including cancer, heart and breathing problems, thalassemia, and multiple sclerosis.

According to the daily, the shortage is the result of international sanctions against the Islamic republic, the implementation of subsidy cuts, and the foreign-currency exchange-rate fluctuations that Iran has experienced in recent months.

"Shargh" reports that the production and import of drugs for cancer and other diseases has reached "worrying levels."

The daily has issued a list of the anticancer drugs and other medications that are difficult to obtain, including drugs that are used in chemotherapy such as Fluoroucil and Doxorucibin.
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by: Eugenio from: Vienna
May 07, 2012 06:03
"Iran Sanctions Result In Shortages of Cancer Drugs, Heart Medicine"... Aha, so when is the "regime of Mullas" finally going to fall? Apparently after Vladimir Putin has been ousted from Kremlin, Assad from Syria, Chávez from Venezuela and Fidel from Cuba (it's kind of been taking you, guys, a while to implement this ambitious agenda :-))))...

by: Anonymous
May 07, 2012 15:24
Tragic!

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