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Pharmacists ask Reichenbach to help EOPYY

Five pharmacists? associations made a direct appeal to the head of the European Commission?s Task Force for Greece for the funding of the National Organization for Healthcare Provision (EOPYY).

In a letter they sent to Horst Reichenbach this week, they are calling for the disbursement of 1.5 billion euros for the Organization in order for it to cover its financial obligations.

The letter is signed by the presidents of the Association of Pharmaceutical Enterprises of Greece, the Panhellenic Pharmacists? Association, the Panhellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Industries, the Federation of Pharmacists? Cooperatives of Greece and the Panhellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers.

After the turmoil generated in previous days by the refusal of pharmacists to sell drugs on credit to patients insured at EOPYY, which is the vast majority of Greeks, the high-cost drugs for serious illnesses will now be supplied by the drugstores of public hospitals across the country, too, alongside the main pharmacies of EOPYY.