Pharmacies in Greece close as owners launch a 24-strike to protest debts caused by the new health insurance umbrella EOPYY. Ongoing strikes, austerity protests, suicide and anger have swept the country since 2010.
Pharmacies in Greececlose on Wednesday, May 23/2012, as owners launch a 24-strike to protest debts by the new health insurance umbrella EOPYY. Pharmacists say that EOPPY owes them 270 million euro, while insurance funds have outstanding debts 250 million euro from 2011.
Furthermore, pharmacists will not give prescription medication on credit as of May 23/2012. Insurers will have to pay by their own pockets and then request refund by EOPYY.