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‘People Could Lose Their Lives’: Medicine Shortages in Russia Have Left Patients Fending for Themselves

‘People Could Lose Their Lives’: Medicine Shortages in Russia Have Left Patients Fending for Themselves

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  1. But Putin and his oligarch buddies bought new mansions with the billions they stole from the Russian economy this year, so it all evens out.

  2. No doubt Putin will be blaming the west as he does for this, its not like he’s been in power for 20years.

  3. Remember, US, UK, this is the future our valiant leaders have in store for us.

  4. This is the oligarchy Trump wants to bring to America.

  5. This is what Trump and his supporters want America turning into.

  6. Wondering the supply chain interruptions from China will hit and make this worse.

  7. But, They have a new Aircraft carrier!. Mother Russia rejoices!

  8. They were better off when their flag was red.

  9. Maybe Putin should stop investing in war machines, espionage, and murdering innocent journalist and advocates overseas, and start helping his own people

  10. Maybe they should try fixing their own country instead of trying to bring everyone else down to their level.

  11. America should be helping them, not copying what Russia is doing.

  12. Got plenty of drugs for doping their athletes…

  13. Isn’t that the plan though? This is Russia.

  14. Potato. No. Only Krokodil then sleep.

  15. This has been an issue in Russia for some years now. Russian media will usually blame “sanctions” for the shortages, trying to handwave it in the direction of the post-Crimea sanctions Europe put on Russia, but the actual cause is the Russian kontrasanktsiyi, boycott on goods from European countries partaking in the sanctions on Russia. Russia was importing much of its medicine and medical equipment from Germany and Scandinavia, so rural hospitals are really struggling.

  16. For long time, mind you. Its not a new thing.

    Doctors? Oh they either lie to patients or lose their jobs for telling them truth. (unless its a private clinic with EU prices.. in country with 300$ wages and 150$ pensions)

  17. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/12/people-could-lose-their-lives-medicine-shortages-in-russia-have-left-patients-fending-for-themselves-a69243) reduced by 92%. (I’m a bot)
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    > For a disease like cystic fibrosis, time is of the essence, as the average lifespan for patients in Russia is 25.

    > Asking to remain anonymous, a high-ranking person at GSK close to the discussions surrounding the Fortum controversy said that after parents of cystic fibrosis patients raised a commotion, the company consulted specialists about Russian generics of the medicine.

    > Two months later Dima was home healthy, but he soon came down with the lung infection common to cystic fibrosis patients.

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  18. Putin is a Soviet out for sloppy seconds who’s career literally started at the F’ing KGB.

    That’s not even a red flag…it’s a red and yellow flag with some iconic Russian music playing in the background.

    Russia thought this was a good idea at one point and are paying the price for it now.

  19. Communist shit right there.

  20. As someone that has had trouble getting Metformin(Glucophage) in the US, good. They should suffer like everyone else.

  21. The US is actively engaged in economic warfare against Russia because Trump remains surrounded by neocons and Jews who hate Russia.

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