Egypt has become a “virtual pharmacy” for many Egyptians, and its only one they can access with their credit cards.
But a shortage of doctors has forced many people to use the black market.
Dr. Mohamed el-Moussa says that in recent years, he has seen patients who have died after taking the black box.
“Many times when they have come to me, they have asked me to give them medicine and I haven’t been able to do that because they don’t have a doctor,” he said.
Dr Mohamed el-‘Mussa works as a pharmacist in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
He says he sees patients in desperate need of medication.
“When you see a patient, they’re really desperate.
They want to get medical care.
They don’t know what to do.”
Egypt has about 1.3 million pharmacies, but there are only around 40 licensed doctors.
Some of those are paid employees, but many are unemployed.
Many of the doctors have only a few hours’ work a week, while others work overtime.
“I don’t think the doctors are paid.
They work for the government,” said Mohamed.
“We have a shortage in the country,” he added.
Dr el-Mussa says many of the drugs are not as safe as they are advertised, and there are even less available for patients who need them.
He also believes that the government should consider changing the law, so that doctors are more likely to be licensed.
“Doctors are the ones who are supposed to give medical care to people.
But they don ‘t have a job.
They’re not getting paid for their work.
So they have no incentive to give medicine to patients,” he explained.
“It’s the patients who are the problem.”
Many of Egypt’s medical clinics are run by private companies that charge up to $500 a month for a license.
But the government does not allow any private clinics to operate in Egypt.
Many pharmacies are owned by the Egyptian government, and are owned in accordance with the law.
There are also government-owned pharmacies in Cairo, as well as some privately owned ones.
The government is also not allowing any other private clinics from operating in Egypt, but this does not mean that they are all safe.
“There are no government-operated private clinics in Egypt right now,” said el-Masry.
“The only clinics we have are the government-run ones,” said Dr el-‘Masry, who is also the CEO of a hospital in Cairo.
“And the government can’t make them go out of business.”
Dr el Masry says he has had patients die after using the black-box medicine, including one who died after having the medication for two weeks.
“People can’t get the medicines, they don’ t know what they’re taking,” he recalled.
“They’re not aware of what they should do or shouldn’t do.
We have many cases of people dying, because the medication they were given was not effective,” he continued.
Egypt is experiencing a shortage.
In 2016, Egypt reported over 1,100 new cases of HIV and AIDS.
This year, the country reported over 2,000 new cases, according to the World Health Organization.
“Some of these people have been dying from over a year, and now they’re dying because they can’t afford medication,” said El-Masary.
“A lot of the people have no income.
They can’t feed their families.
So there is a huge need in Egypt,” he concluded.
The lack of safe medicine has created an epidemic of antibiotic resistance, which has led to a deadly epidemic of TB and other diseases.
The Egyptian government has promised to fix this, but it has only been partially implemented.
“What we have is an enormous amount of drugs that have no effect.
The quality of the medicine is so bad that we can’t even compare with other countries.
We’re talking about hundreds of billions of dollars worth of drugs,” said Ibrahim El-Bassa, an Egyptian economist and an expert on tuberculosis and HIV.
“But we can only deal with this problem by finding a way to control the demand, which is what we need,” he stated.
The problem is also evident in the United States.
Dr Bassa believes that Egypt could become the next “virtual” pharmacy, with the government offering patients access to generic drugs.
“For me, that would be a step forward because there are so many medicines, but we’re not doing anything yet,” he remarked.
“In the US, there are already some generic drugs available, but the quality is not good,” he went on.
We can only do so if we find a way for the people to get medication,” he”
So, I don’t believe the US can be the next virtual pharmacy.
We can only do so if we find a way for the people to get medication,” he