This article presents an interview with Thanasis Papathanasis who is the secretary general of the Greek Pharmaceutical Union. The main point of his interview is that the pharmacists are ready to help but not to be ruined. The article indicates that the pharmacies in Greece are 12 000, three times more than in other European countries. The actual allocation of pharmacies in Greece is one per 850 people, instead of one per 1500 as the law states. The article talks about the fact that the government owes more than 450 million euros to the pharmacists while they have already prepaid the amount of the value added tax which was around 75 million euros.
I agree with the facts that he states and I believe that this situation will lead to the introduction of foreign multinationational companies who will buy out the Greek pharmacies and have no interest in the quality health of the Greek people.
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