Pharmacies closed in Greece due to 24 hour strikeNews , Greece - 23 May 2012
Pharmacies in Greece shut their doors all day Wednesday, May 23, 2012, so that owners could make a point about social security funds that have yet to be settled. Pharmacists are also warned that medications are already in short supply — and social security still hasn't paid the bills.
The Greek pharmacists have of one accord decided to no longer allow customers to buy medication on credit until the National Organization for Healthcare Provision (EOPYY), Greece's number one health care provider, fixes its prescription debt of €250 million issued in March 2012.
Our contributor wrote: The Greek Association of Pharmacists goes on 24 hour strike demanding that the state settles unpaid drug bills. They also warned for upcoming drug shortages.