Greek Pharmacists start giving medicine on credit again, Dec 20/2012

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After almost four weeks of mobilizations due to outstanding debts by the Greek National Health Care Organization (EOPYY), Greece’s pharmacists will start to give prescription medicine on credit again. The decision was announce don Wednesday after a meeting of the Greek Pharmacists Federation.

Apparently the Health Ministry will start paying them outstanding debts form last September.

However the pharmacists have reservations on health ministry promises and they warned to meet again in the first two week of January and evaluate the situation.

The cat-and-mouse game between the health ministry and the pharmacists has caused immense troubles to insured patients who have to pay prescription medicine form their own pockets and ask refund from EOPYY that needs several months to fulfill its duty.