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Doctors fear ‘surge in deaths’ after Lebanon lifts drug subsidies

Al Jazeera, 21 Nov 2021
People in Lebanon are struggling to pay for medicines after the government expanded its cuts to drug subsidies to include those for chronic diseases as well.

Medicine has now become a privilege for the majority of the population made poor by an economic crisis that has gripped Lebanon.

Many now rely on local charities for healthcare services.

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, Lebanon.

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