Drugs Are Disappearing in Lebanon

Pharmaceuticals are disappearing across Lebanon, sending people scrambling to find pain relievers and antidepressants to diabetes treatments and pills used to treat fevers from COVID-19, AP reports.
 
Panic buying is partly to blame; the government recently announced drug subsidies would be drying up, which is expected to send prices soaring.
 
Terrible Time: Lebanon’s devastating economic collapse has pushed more than half the country’s population into poverty.
 
While some search for badly needed drugs, other are hoarding them to re-sell at inflated prices.

Caught: A 52-year-old Egyptian national was busted at the airport trying to smuggle pharmaceuticals out of Lebanon by hiding them in a loudspeaker, according to The 961.

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