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Pharmacists assure there are no problems with drug supply

The Greek association of pharmacies has issued a statement assuring Greeks there are no drug shortages, in an effort to stem concerns on the first day of capital controls.

The Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies says there was the same adequacy of medication supplies as before a bank run began over the weekend. The government put limits on cash withdrawals to stem the run.

Meanwhile, government officials say they had contacted Greece's oil companies following complaints that gas stations were refusing to accept credit cards. One official says the companies have assured that all credit and debit card transactions are being accepted.

Government officials also contacted the supermarkets' association, which has said there will be no problems in supplies or commercial transactions.

The officials spoke only on condition of anonymity, in line with government rules.

[AP]

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