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Greek Health Ministry Amendment Opens Up Pharmacies Market

Having agreed to the measure under the terms of Greece's bailout, the government has finally decided to the full opening of the closed profession of pharmacists. An amendment with the new rules and regulations associated with a Pharmacy license was...

Why Generic Medicine Is Not Popular in Greece

Greeks have had to turn to generic medicine as the economic crisis has worsened over the past few years and fewer people have insurance due to unemployment. This has been a difficult adjustment for Greeks, as they have a deep...

Greek Pharmacists Launch 24-Hour Nationwide Strikes

Greek pharmacists across the country are planning to protest outside Greece's Ministry of Health on Monday at 1pm in a 24-hour strike, reacting to the government's measures that aim to enable non-pharmacists to open pharmacies. The General Assembly of the Panhellenic Pharmaceutical Association,...

Increase in Sex Drug Sales During Greek Crisis

In times of crisis, couples usually spend more time with each other. However, the Greek economic crisis seems to have taken a toll on people’s sex drive. In fact, it has led to an increase in sex pill sales which...

Greek Pharmacists Turning Down Night Shifts

Pharmacists in Attica, Greece are gradually refusing to stay on-call at night or during the weekend. According to Greek media, nearly two out of ten pharmacies in Athens are no longer included in the on-call programs of Attica’s Pharmacists...

Chaos with Ongoing Greek Pharmacists Strike

Citizens have been greatly inconvenienced by the decision of Greek pharmacists to shut down their stores, protesting to the changes regarding the ownership of pharmacies embedded in the new bill introduced to Greek parliament. In pharmacies that are on duty,...

New Multi-Bill Changes Greek Market

The new multi-bill which will be filed today in the Greek House of Parliament as a matter of urgency is expected to bring significant changes to the Greek market. The bill consists of three main articles. Its voting is a prerequisite...

Unpaid, 4,000 Greek Pharmacies May Close

Greek pharmacies, who are months – or years – behind in receiving government payments for state insurance programs are in such bad shape that nearly 40 percent, or some 4,000, are on the verge of closing, according to a...