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Greece’s doctors react to limitation of scientific events sponsored by pharmaceutical companies

Doctors in Greece reacted to a decision by the National Drug Organization (EOF) that limits the number of congresses funded by pharmaceutical companies. A circular issued by EOF limits the number of scientific congresses and events sponsored by pharmaceutical companies down to 48 per year. The controversial circular states that …

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Prosecutors raid offices of Novartis in Athens over alleged bribery scandal

Corruption prosecutors raided the offices of Swiss drug maker Novartis in Athens a few days ago as part of an ongoing investigation over bribery allegations, sources told Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) on Tuesday. According to the same sources, the prosecutors requested a thorough search to gather electronic data and documents …

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Greek Health SOS: new “reform” bill to leave patients without access to health care

Hundreds of doctors working at National Health Care system (EOPYY) and public hospitals gathered in downtown Athens on Thursday morning to protest the so-called “health reforms” that close down the National Health Care institution (EOPYY), will give the green light to lay-offs of some 3,000 doctors and close down thousands …

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1:3 Greek public hospital doctors have huge assets – tax free –

Surprise? Certainly not! Every Greek and foreigner living in Greece has been known for years, in not for decades, that one has to put several banknotes in an envelope (fakelaki) and discretely hand it to the doctor of a public hospital. Now the financial Crimes Units (SDOE) have found out …

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Athens: doctors protest catastrophic austerity policies in health sector

Hundreds of public hospital doctors, physicians of national health care system and psychiatry hospital personnel gathered outside the ministry of health on Friday to protest catastrophic policies and dismantling of the health sector. Together with the health sector personnel were also residents from the island of Ikaria,  protesting the austerity …

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Nikaia: state hospital doctors present the “austerity toilet paper roll”

Everybody who has visited a Greek state hospital or public health facility in the last three years of austerity and expenditure cuts has often stunned about the shortages. A friend for example told me, that there was not paper to clean himself from the gel after a heart triplex examination. …

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Greece: Strike Schedule, Nov 5-7/2012

Greece will be on strike grip next week, as several professional groups will launch actions to protest the upcoming austerity measures package of 13.5 billion euro. The package is scheduled to be voted on November 7th. A 48-hour general strike is planned for Nov 6-7. Bellow, the strike schedule as …

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Athens: Strikes, Work Stoppages, Protest Rallies, Sept 20/2012

Traffic jams in all major streets of downtown Athens occurred on Thursday morning as thousands of residents had to use their vehicles to go to work due to the 24-hour strike at Metro, Tram and urban train ISAP. Workers protest wages cuts and demand the ticket fares to go down to one euro (from …

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“Death Penalty” For Cancer Patients in Greece as Health Care Collapses

Cancer patients have reached the point of not being able to take their medication because they have no money to buy them as pharmacists protest the national health care organisation EOPYY and do not give prescription medicine on credit. At the same time hospitals postpone cancer surgeries due to retention of physicians. The huge …

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EOPYY Doctors To Charge Insured Patients (Aug 20-Sept2/2012)

Private doctors collaborating with Greece’s National Organization for Health Care Provision (EOPYY), decided to stop offering their services on credit and charge insured patients. This so called “warning mobilization” will be implemented from August 20th to September 2nd, 2012.   With the action called “work retention”, doctors want to put under pressure the …

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Greek Doctors Refrain from Hand-Written Prescription Due to Fines

 The troubles of the Greek patient have no end. After the pharmacists’ blocking the unified insurance fund EOPPY, it is the turn of doctors to create problems to the insured patients. Athens Medical Association decided to refrain from hand-written prescriptions even if the electronic prescription system is down. With this action doctors protest …

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