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Pharmaceutical Cannabis prescribed in Greece for first time

For the first time in Greece, patients can find relief from chronic pain and other symptoms with pharmaceutical cannabis prescribed by a medical doctor. This was reported by the state-run news agency amna and other media over the weekend. The drug can be purchased at the pharmacy and at the …

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Flu vaccination without prescription, says Health Minister

Health Minister Thanos Plevris, announced on Thursday the end of prescription for the flu vaccine. Citizens will have them directly at the pharmacy without  without requiring a prior visit to a doctor. The process is estimated to start within the next two weeks, the minister told ANT1 TV. “We have …

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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 finally to implement law “Antibiotics only with prescription”

The nightmare for thousands of Greek mamas come true. As of today, antibiotics will be administrated only with a electronic prescription issued by a doctor. After 46 years, the Greek government decided to implement the law of 8. August 1973 that provides that all drugs should be administrated with a …

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Doctor prescribes Aspirin for patient – Reason “Accident in Spaceship”

Did you know that there spaceships in Greece and that somebody can have an accident with it? Or in it? I’m sure you didn’t know. But apparently, there are. And not only there are, Greece’s Health System has made provision for such cases. It has “specific codes” to cover treatment …

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Greek insured to pay one euro per prescription as of Jan 8/2014

A new tax, a new poll levy. As of today, 8th January 2014, Greek insured will be obliged to pay one euro per prescription they will redeem at the pharmacies. The euro-levy will go for the National Health Care system EOPYY. According to health ministry, excepted from the poll levy …

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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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