Cairo, Colombia – When the owner of the pharmacy in the city of Cairo in northern Colombia closed his shop last year, he didn’t know exactly how much his pharmacy would cost, but he knew it would have a significant impact on his business.
In the town of Caire, which is home to some of the country’s largest communities, drug prices have risen in recent years.
With drug costs now more than double what they were in the early 2000s, the town has struggled to keep up with inflation and health care costs.
Drug prices have been rising rapidly since the 1990s, with many countries in Central and South America seeing double-digit inflation rates.
The high inflation has also made it harder for many small businesses to compete with larger ones that rely on cheaper imports, said Pablo González, the owner and director of the El Ezaby Pharmacy.
When the pharmacy’s owners realized that drug costs would be increasing by 25 percent a year, they decided to close their pharmacy.
Gonzáles said the pharmacy had no money to pay for the drug costs.
“In order to stay afloat, we needed to reduce our business,” he said.
With the pharmacy closed, he is now facing a dilemma.
“When we don’t have money to continue the business, we are forced to stop selling medicines.
That’s when we are facing the biggest financial crisis,” he explained.
The situation is even worse in some parts of Colombia.
Last year, drug costs in the province of Maracaibo climbed by 30 percent.
In addition to the high drug prices, Colombia’s drug-related deaths are also on the rise.
The country’s government recently announced a plan to introduce new measures to curb drug use and reduce its drug abuse, including reducing the price of prescription drugs.
González said he doesn’t know how long he will have to wait to reopen his pharmacy.
He is still working to pay the pharmacy and his staff, but the only way he can get them to stay open is if they start working again. “If we don