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Rise in Alcohol Dependence due to Economic Crisis in Greece

"We are worried about the increase in excessive alcohol consumption among adolescents and the heavy use overall, especially in provincial areas," said Greece's Health Minister Andreas Xanthos. Xanthos spoke at the 16th International Congress of the European Society of Biomedical...

Authorities on Alert Over Measles Outbreak, Says Health Minister Xanthos

"We are not complacent, we are on alert and we are following the instructions given by the National Vaccination Committee based on the changing map of the measles epidemic in Greece and Europe," Health Minister Andreas Xanthos stated to...

Greece May Soon Legalize Medicinal Cannabis

The production of cannabis in Greece for the legal consumption of medicinal purposes may soon be passed in Parliament. Health Minister Andreas Xanthos has stated that measures are underway to approve such a bill and that once approved, doctors will...

Health Minister: Guardian Article on Greek Healthcare Is Based on Old Data

A press report on Greece’s healthcare system published on “The Guardian” website on Sunday was based on outdated information and on the “irresponsible scaremongering” of a group of “discredited” unionists, Health minister Andreas Xanthos said on Monday. The article titled...

Cases Filed Against Varoufakis, Two Health Ministers Sent to Greek Parliament

Greek prosecutors on Thursday forwarded to parliament three case files against two current ministers and former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. The file against Varoufakis sent to parliament is a law suit for high treason in connection with his decisions during...

Greek Health Minister: No Risk to Public Health from Malaria Outbreaks

There are no risks to public health in Greece and blood banks are sufficiently stocked, Health Minister Andreas Xanthos said after a meeting with health services, responding to reports on lower blood donations and the extra measures taken to...

Greek Health Minister Xanthos' Warning about the Greek Healthcare System

The Greek healthcare system is in constant danger of a blackout, admitted Health Minister Andreas Xanthos, recognizing the citizens’ ordeal and economic burden. “The healthcare system condition is on the verge of falling apart and the government knows this,”...

Greek Health Minister Wary of Frail National Health System

Greek Health Minister Andreas Xanthos addressed the poor condition of the Greek National Health System (ESY) during an interview with Greek newspaper Kathimerini. “A large number of clinics have barely enough staff, so the smallest loss could upset the balance,” Kathimerini quotes...

The Greek Health Ministry's Proposals for Health Coverage of Uninsured

The unemployed, uninsured, and the poor, who need health care and are lost in the bureaucracy of a National Health System, resort to health centers in order to see a doctor, Greek Alternate Health Minister Andreas Xanthos said on...