Pharmacists to strike over rebate law

Pharmacies across the country will be closed next Monday and Tuesday as sector professionals launch new protest action, this time against a legislative act requiring them to pay a rebate to insurance funds which will cost pharmacists between 5,000 and 50,000 euros.

Pharmacists also decided to stop providing medicine on credit to customers insured with social security funds. Pharmacists have taken similar action in recent months over the failure by social security funds to settle unpaid drugs bill.