Brazil in talks to import emergency COVID-19 medications amid shortages

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RIO DE JANEIRO, April 15 (Reuters) - Brazil is negotiating with other countries, including Spain, to receive emergency medications needed for intubated COVID-19 patients, Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga said on Thursday.

Brazilian hospitals are running low on sedatives, and reports have emerged this week of the seriously ill being tied down and intubated without effective sedatives.

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Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Writing by Gram Slattery; editing by Stephen Eisenhammer

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