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Greece reduce spending on medicines by almost 12 pct in 2011, study finds

Greek government spending on medicines fell by 11.8 percent last year, according to an independent study.

Hellastat found that Greece spend 3.75 billion euros on drugs for its public healthcare system in 2011. In 2010, the expenditure on medicines fell by close to 10 percent.

Researchers found that between January 2010 and March 2012, pharmaceutical companies were owed 1.2 billions for medicines they sold to the state but had only been paid 58 percent of this.

ekathimerini.com , Monday November 12, 2012 (12:01)  
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