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Greeks, foreigners arrested for cultivating cannabis worth 4 million euros

Greek police cracked down a criminal gang cultivating cannabis and turned into expensive crystalline hemp in Athens. It is one of the biggest drugs trafficking gangs operating in Greece, its members are form Greece, Vietnam, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. The financial benefits for the gang members estimated to …

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Shipowner and football clubs owner Marinakis charged with drug trafficking

Greek shipowner, football club and media owner Vangelis Marinakis has been prosecuted with felony charges for drug trafficking, smuggling and financing a criminal organization, Greek and international media reported on Friday.  50-year-old tycoon Marinakis is among others owner of Greek football giant Olympiacos Piraeus FC and the co-owner of UK’s …

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18-month-old baby in serious condition after ‘father’ gives it drugs

An 18-month-old baby was submitted to hospital in half-coma after the mother’s partner gave him drugs to keep it calm. The baby was initially taken to a hospital in Lamia, Central Greece, and from there to a hospital in Athens due to the severity of its health condition. The 17-year-old …

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Prosecutor to investigate medicines shortages in Greece

The prosecutor in Athens will investigate the dramatic shortages in the Greek drug market after an official complained filed by the president of the Greek Pharmacists Association. Serious shortages in certain medications cause problems to thousands of insured and even uninsured patients. In preliminary investigation, the prosecutor will determine whether …

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Value Added Tax on fire: Crazy hikes in food & tourism

More than 40,000 food items are been sold with a poisonous 10% Value Added Tax hike as of today and expect to burden the average Greek household with at least 55 euro per month.Beef, coffee, tea, cocoa, spices, sugar, oils – except olive oil, ice-creams, chocolates, but also condoms and …

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Greek patients in panic as drugs disappear from pharmacies

A friend called me in an incredible angry mood this morning. “Thugs! Thugs! Thugs!” she roared in my ear, “they’re all thugs! The health ministry, the pharma companies, everyone!” Reason for my friends outburst was that one epilepsy drug suddenly disappeared from the Greek market. Without a warning the production of …

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Medicine Shortages: The Drag with the Greek Drugs

Significant shortages in medications have been recorded in Greece. Cheap medicines but even expensive for cancer treatment seem to have disappeared from the shelves of public (state hospitals, IKA pharmacy) and private pharmacies. 243 “commercial” drugs out of 500 are just not available. In the majority, the shortages concern antibiotics, …

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