Herbs the prescription for Venezuela's drug shortage

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (left) at an event in Caracas, Venezuela, on January 17. His government denies there is a humanitarian crisis in the country and blames sanctions imposed by the United States for affecting the importation of food and medicine. – EPA pic, January 20, 2018.

WITH an estimated 5% of needed medicines available, Venezuela yesterday launched a health plan that relies on herbs and natural remedies.

The “100% Natural Health Plan” seeks the “rescue of historic and patrimonial health, knowledge of the old ladies”, President Nicolas Maduro said at the presidential palace.

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