Pharmacists to stop issuing prescription medecines

Pharmacists will stop supplying prescription medicines to civil servants from Monday because they say the government has not kept its promise to settle a debt for drugs that have already been supplied.

The Athens Pharmaceutical Association said that the government pledged that it would ensure the Civil Servants? Fund (OPAD) would by April 30 pay for all the medicines its members had received.

Pharmacists will also stop giving prescription drugs to people insured with the Social Security Organization for the Self-Employed (OAEE) until they receive payment.