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Parliamentary questions
12 October 2017
E-006412-17
Question for written answer
to the Commission (Vice-President/High Representative)
Rule 130
Nuno Melo (PPE)

 Subject:  VP/HR — Shortage affecting more than 80% of medicines in Venezuela

According to the Venezuelan Pharmaceutical Federation (Fefarven), painkillers, antibiotics, contraceptives, and antihypertensive drugs have disappeared from pharmacy shelves, and more than 80% of essential medicines are out of stock.

The federation figures show that there is one pharmacy for every 7 000 inhabitants, and at least 70 pharmacies have gone out of business within the last year.

1. Is the High Representative aware of this serious problem?

2. What steps has she taken or will she take to relieve Venezuela’s plight?

3. What forms of support or help has she been providing for European citizens living in Venezuela?

Original language of question: PT 
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