11 January 2012

GREECE / EUROZONE : Drug Shortages Give Greeks Nasty Headaches.


      Ah...the law of unintended consequences.
      Greece's precarious financial condition...is also severely affecting its health care.
     The nation's 12,000 pharmacies are often forced to hunt down many drugs...even simple aspirin...as suppliers and wholesalers...owed millions of euros by the government...fail to supply some 250 drugs.
     “The whole system is dysfunctional,” said Aggeliki Matsouki, who opened her first pharmacy in Athens in 1981.