Iran's Medical Crisis Getting Worse

Good to know sanctions are affecting the right people, right?


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For the first time in more than a decade, the black market pharmaceutical peddlers are back on Nasser Khosrow Street near Tehran's main bazaar.

"Medicine, medicine," the street dealers shout. "Any kind you want."

Business is brisk. For many Iranians, such underground channels are now the only way to get needed — or even life-saving — drugs as Western sanctions over the country's nuclear program have indirectly limited normal supplies to hospitals and pharmacies.