Pharmacists mull further action over unpaid EOPYY debts

The Panhellenic Pharmacists’ Association (PFS) is due to meet on Wednesday to decide on possible further protest action after calling on Tuesday for Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to intervene to ensure pharmacies are paid by the National Organization for Healthcare Provision (EOPYY), which has accumulated several months of debts for medicines.

“If EOPYY is not funded, this problem will only get bigger,” said PFS president Theodoros Ambatzoglou.

Pharmacists unions in Athens and Piraeus are also due to meet Wednesday to decide whether to launch a new round of strikes, irrespective of what the PFS decides.

Pharmacies were closed on Tuesday in protest at EOPYY’s delay in settling its bills.

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