Friday, 6 May 2011

US prevents Cuba from buying anesthetics for children

Source: via Cuba-L Analysis.
By Juan Leandro, 03 May 2011.

The president of the Cuban Society of Anesthesiology, Prof. Humberto Sainz Cabrera, said despite repeated complaints, the U.S. continues to put obstacles to the purchase of Sevoflurane inhalation agent produced by Abbott Laboratories, regarded by experts as an excellent child's general anaesthetic.

Another drug that the U.S. company is prevented from selling to Cuba is the Dexmetomidina, used mainly in Anesthesiology for its analgesic and sedative properties.

Prior the IX Cuban Congress of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, which will take place from May 11 to 13 at the National Hotel, the scientist noted that this irrational policy of blockade, affects all sectors of our society, including drugs and technical equipment for the healthcare system. (Cubaminrex-RHC)