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Greek pharmacists threaten action if nonprescription drugs market is liberalized

Greek pharmacists are expected to decide upon further industrial action this week in protest at the coalition governmentís plans to reform the sector.

The principal point of contention between pharmacists and the government is the troikaís demand for the liberalization of the market of nonprescription drugs, which would see supermarkets authorized to stock and sell such medicines.

The Panhellenic Pharmacistsí Associationís board of directors is expected to convene on Wednesday to assess developments in the negotiations between the government and the troika regarding the sectorís reforms.

Unionists warned that if the government surrendered to the ďirrational demands of troika representatives without a fight, the Euro-elections could take place with closed pharmacies.Ē

ekathimerini.com , Monday March 3, 2014 (18:20)  
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