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Venezuelans turn to non-traditional medicine, healers as medicine prices soar

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Venezuela's ongoing economic crisis is provoking a serious health crisis. The country has seen a surge in medicine prices, with severe shortages and the health system going bankrupt. That's pushing more and more people toward non-traditional medicine and healers.

Added on the 12/07/2019 20:01:20 - Copyright : France 24 EN

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