Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal debts.

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The chief ex­ec­u­tive of Swiss drug firm Ny­comed SCA has warned that Greek hos­pi­tals could face medicine short­ages if the gov­ern­ment con­tin­ues to fall be­hind with pay­ments. “This is a ma­jor is­sue,” Hakan Bjork­lund told the Wall Street Jour­nal in an in­ter­view yes­ter­day. Greece started pay­ing phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal firms with gov­ern­ment bonds since last year. “In re­al­ity, this means we’re not get­ting all of the money they owe us. If the sit­u­a­tion gets to­tally out of hand and we don’t think we will get paid in the end, we sim­ply can­not con­tinue to de­liver prod­ucts.” Ny­comed gen­er­ates rev­enues of be­tween 30 and 40 mil­lion eu­ros a year in Greece, ac­cord­ing to the WSJ.

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