Unusable medicines “dumped” on VenezuelaBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7248.1491/a (Published 03 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1491
- Claire Wallerstein
Six months after devastating floods and landslides left up to 30000 people dead or missing and 200000 homeless, Venezuela is being inundated again—by a flood of unusable medical aid. Harrowing television pictures of the disaster last December in the coastal states of Vargas and Falcon, near Caracas, sparked a massive humanitarian response, and tonnes of medicines are still arriving from all around the world.
However, health workers helping the victims say thathuge quantities of medical …