Staff at the Federico Gómez Mexico’s Children’s Hospital and the November 20 National Medical Center declared a shortage of cancer medications. Jorge Alcocer Varela, Minister of Health, was sorry that people suffered due to the lack of medicines, but the ministry explained it could not help that bureaucratic changes affected the supply. In international news, WHO announced the resurgence of measles in four European countries.
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- Methotrexate supply is restored at the Federico Gómez Children’s Hospital and the November 20 National Medical Center. Public authorities urged Laboratorios Pisa to fulfill its contract, which is in force until September 31 of this year.
- The Ministry of Health, through its Epidemiological Bulletin, confirmed 12 cases of imported measles that possibly resulted in the contagion of 515 Mexicans. Despite health authorities have taken action; they mention this figure could rise because there are pending studies to be released on other cases.
- WHO confirmed today the resurgence of Measles in four European countries, resulting in almost 90,000 cases reported in Albania, Czech Republic, Greece and the UK, setback in eliminating the disease.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that health officials are investigating 215 possible cases of severe lung disease associated with vaping across 25 states of the US.
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