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Greek Prescription Database Hacked

A group of hackers have gotten into an official prescription database in Greece. Last Monday, April 9, the day the new online prescription system went into effect, doctors logged in and did not manage to prescribe medicine because the database...

Most Greeks Support Clampdown on Illegal Immigration

Ahead of May elections, more than six in 10 Greeks, or 61.7 percent, agree with recent government moves to clamp down on illegal immigration in the country, a poll showed. A survey of 1,610 Greeks over the age of 18...

Only Immigrants With a Health Certificate Will be Able to Work

Based on a joint approach to tackle the problem of illegal immigration, Health Minister Andreas Loverdos and his Citizen Protection colleague, Michalis Chryssochoidis, presented a full-scale plan capable of ensuring the protection of public health in the country from...

Loverdos Says 36,000 Welfare Fraudsters Uncovered

An audit of Greek welfare recipients has uncovered about 36,000 potential fraudsters and could save the Greek state 111 million euros, Health Minister Andreas Loverdos said on Monday. Alerted by a suspiciously high frequency of specific illnesses in certain regions,...

Expired Drugs Worth One Billion Euros Sit in Greek Households

A drive to collect and ensure proper disposal of large quantities of pharmaceuticals that are currently languishing unused in Greek households was announced by health minister Andreas Loverdos. According to the minister, four in ten Greek households is currently...

Pharmaceutical Spending to Fall to 2.88 Billion Euros in 2012

State pharmaceutical spending will not fall below 2.88 billion euros this year, despite a demand by the EC-ECB-IMF "troika" to cut spending to 2.1 billion euros (1.0 percent of GDP), Health Minister Andreas Loverdos said on Thursday, speaking during...

Greek Maternity Hospitals About to Collapse Due to Immigrants' Baby Boom Costs

Still wearing the brilliant gown of her native country, Sudan, Fatimah is patiently waiting outside the ER of Alexandra Hospital, the biggest and busiest Maternity & Gynecological hospital in Greece.  She is about to give birth to her first...

PASOK Ministers Push for Leadership Elections- Papandreou Remains Silent (Again)

“The procedures for electing the new PASOK leader should be completed by January” stated according to sources, FM Evangelos Venizelos during Pasok’s political council on Tuesday. Venizelos proposed the preparations to begin before January 15 in order to be...