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Health Ministry Announces Downward Revisions for Diagnostic Tests

On Wednesday, the Greek Health Ministry announced downward revisions in the pricing of a series of diagnostic tests and other medical procedures in order to cut costs by reducing compensation paid to patients covered by state health insurance funds. In...

Ebola Virus Outbreak: Greece Warns Against Traveling to West Africa

Fears for an epidemic by killer Ebola virus in West Africa caused Greek Health Ministry officials to warn Greek citizens against traveling to West Africa, unless it is absolutely necessary. The worst Ebola outbreak in history has killed at least 932, the World...

World Aids Day: HIV Infection Cases on Rise in Greece, Officials Warn

Health officials in Greece have voiced alarm over a dramatic rise in HIV infection amid steep healthcare cuts in the austerity-stricken country. Official data released by the Greek Health Ministry showed on Friday that 1,058 new HIV infection cases were...

Health Workers Will Be Rehired

While thousands of public workers are set to lose their jobs under a so-called mobility scheme, thousands of others, including health staff, are being transferred to other positions, the government said. All 1,665 of the employees in the health sector...

Generic Drugs Can Save Greece $194.5 Million

A new government measure obliging Greek doctors to prescribe medicine to patients using the name of the active ingredient, not the brand name, is expected to increase consumption of generic drugs and, at the same time, cut health spending...