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Free self-tests distribution starts for vaccinated and unvaccinated citizens in Greece

Distribution of self-tests free of charge starts today, Monday, in Greece with the aim of a better recording of Covid-19 pandemic in the country and to avoid the spread during the festive season. Eligible for one free self-test to be obtained at a pharmacy are adult citizens, vaccinated and unvaccinated, …

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Self Tests: Free distribution from pharmacies ends on June 19

The free distribution of self tests from pharmacies ends on June 19, the Panhellenic Association of Pharmacists said on Tuesday. Speaking to Open TV, member of the board of the PAPh Thanassis Papathanassis, said “As a Panhellenic Pharmaceutical Association, we decided to extend the two-month free distribution of self-tests until …

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Pharmacies with new working hours in Attica, excluded Piraeus

The Pharmacists’ Association in Attica placed pharmacies into a new mandatory operation hours as of Monday, March 23, 2020 due to the new lockdown restrictions. Pharmacies will operate form 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. The decision is taken due to the extraordinary measures of the total …

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Non-pharmacists can open and operate pharmacies, Council of State rules

Greece’s Council of State ruled that the establishment and operation of pharmacies by non-pharmacists is constitutionally sound, provided that they operate in the form of a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and that the resident scientist is a pharmacist and a co-owner in the LLC with a 33% minimum.  The CoS …

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Amendment allows Greek Pharmacies to turn into Primary Health Units

With a new legislation, pharmacies in Greece will be converted into Primary Health Units. Strong objections by the Medical Association of Athens that warns “public health is at risk.” With an amendment submitted to Parliament by Health Minister Andreas Xanthos, pharmacies in Greece will be allowed to perform primary health …

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Greek gov’t unveils guidelines for farming and use of medical cannabis

The Greek government is proceeding in fast-track with the regulations for the legalization of the farming and use of medical cannabis. At a press conference, Health Minister Andreas Xanthos, Rural Development and Foods Minister Vangelis Apostolou and Economy and Development Minister Dimitri Papadimitriou unveiled details of the relevant draft bill …

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Greek pharmacists suspend strike, work stoppage in Attica/Apr 1 2014

Greek Pharmacists’ Association decided to suspend their open-end strike that was launched end March. Pharmacies across the country opened their door today on April 1st 2014. However pharmacists in Attica will stage a work stoppage between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in order to join the protests in downtown Athens …

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UPD Greek pharmacists launch open-end strike as of Mar 26/2014

UPDATE: After the outcry and the troubled Greke patients standing up to three hour sin long queues, Greek pharmacies suspended their strike on April 1st 2014. March 26th, KTG reported: Hardly had Greek Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis “solved” the problems with the doctors working at National Health Care system, he …

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Pharmacies on 48h strike, Mar 10-11/2014

Pharmacists across Greece launched a 48-hour strike on March 10-11, 2014 in order to protest the countries’ lenders’ demands to open the so-called “closed profession” and have non-prescription drugs been sold at the supermarkets. During the strike, purchases can be obtained by the pharmacies on duty here.  PS The website …

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