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Greece’s uninsured patients can only get prescription drugs/tests at public facilities. Exceptions

Uninsured patients in Greece will not longer be able to have regular drugs, laboratory tests and screenings free of charge or against a small percentage of payment from the own pocket  if these are prescribed by private doctors. The decision goes into effect from 1. July 2022. Following a series …

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Greece – Israel: “Vaccination passport” and trials in Covid-19 drug

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu agreed on a “digital vaccination passport” and as it looks also for the participation of Greece in clinical trials regarding the medicine for Covid-19. Netanyahu had a surprised for his Greek guest and pulled out of his pocket a vial with …

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New Austerity bill: Generics free of charge for two patients’ categories, but….

Insured in the Greek Public Health Care system are to receive generics mediation without the self-participation of 10 to 15 percent. The change that is to relieve thousands of patients is included in the latest austerity reforms bill expected to be approved by the Palriament on upcoming Thursday. but this …

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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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MdM Greece: 3 million people without access to health care

More than 1,3 million people living in Greece are without a job. this number refers only to employees. Self-employed are not recorded in the official unemployment numbers. People without work have no health insurance. But they have diseases and conditions that need treatment. “Three million people living in Greece have …

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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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