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UPD: Uninsured citizens in Greece to get free access to medicines

Citizens without insurance will be able to get free access to medicines after a joint decision by the Ministries of Finance and Health was published in the Official Gazette (FEK). “The decision will facilitate access to pharmaceutical system for uninsured and financially weak citizens,” Greek media report. Eligible to participate …

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More than 3 million Greeks have no access to public health care system

More than three million Greek citizens are currently uninsured and consequently have no access to public health care system and medical care. According to Dimitris Kontos, the President of Greek National Health Care system (EOPYY), the national health care system currently serves 6,171,000 people with insurance capacity, while the uninsured citizens …

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Pharmasists: 48h Strike (Nov26/27/12), Stop Prescription Medicine on Credit

A new round of troubles begin next week for Greek patients as pharmacists will stop giving prescription medicine on credit for those insured at EOPYY, the National Health Care Organization of Greece. Pharmacists will start their actions with a 48-hour strike on Monday and Tuesday,  26-27 November 2012. They protest the delay in payments …

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Shortage of Drugs Due to Pharma Embargo to Greek National Health Service

The never ending story of the Greek patient: While private pharmacists continue to block prescription medicine on credit, drugs have started to disappear from the pharmacies shelves of EOPYY. Patients have now to seek state pharmacies in hospitals to get life-saving medication. Gerasimos Voudouris, president of  National health Care Services EOPYY,  …

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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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Queues of Shame & Rage, as Greek Patients Stand in Line to Get Medicine

Hundreds of insured Greeks have been ‘melting’ under the hot summer sun, standing line outside pharmacies in Piraeus in order to get their prescription medicine on credit. Residents of Athens and broader Attica area are seeking the pharmacies of the port city of Piraeus for their life-saving medicine, as Athens Pharmacists …

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Athenians Queue to Get Their Medicine in …Piraeus as Athens Pharmacists Boycott Greece’s Biggest Insurance Fund

Hundreds of distressed Athenians rush to stand line outside the pharmacies of the port city of Piraeus in order to get prescription medicine without having to pay it in advance from their own pockets. Reason for this incredible “population movement” is that the Athens Pharmacists Association continues to boycott the country’s unified …

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Thessaloniki: Pensioners Protest Health Care Cuts

Several dozens pensioners symbolically blocked access to insurance funds at the Ippokratio public hospital of Thessaloniki to protest the cuts in the Greek health sector and so-called ‘reforms’ that ofrce them out of their pockets for prescription medication. The pensioners from private sector insurance funds like IKA, Sailor’s Fund (NAT), Self-employed Funds (OAEE) …

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Athens: Pharmacists Cancel Protest and Hand Out Medicine Free of Charge Again

Finally a good news: Pharmacists in Athens, Piraeus and Achaia  cancel their protest and as of tomorrow Friday, insurers will be able to get prescription medicine free of charge. As of 1.1.12 pharmacists had stopped handing out prescription medicine because of the outstanding debts of the insurance funds to them. …

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