30 April 2019
Argentina's sick and elderly are reportedly scrimping on medicine with a new study putting average inflation for pharmaceutical drugs at 320 percent in South America's second-largest economy, according to statistics from the industry's union body SAFYB.
In the study conducted across hundreds of pharmacies in Argentine by SAFYB, medicine for treating specialist conditions such as blood clots topped 700 percent. And with a growing number of Argentines over 60, it's the country's most vulnerable that are being hit by the country's economic woes. And for the country's sick and elderly, many are making the tough decision on which drug is the most important.