Key drugs in short sup­ply

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The Thes­sa­loniki Phar­ma­cists’ As­so­ci­a­tion yes­ter­day warned of se­ri­ous shortages in a num­ber of im­por­tant drugs, claim­ing that each phar­macy on its reg­is­ter sends away an av­er­age of 15 cus­tomers a day and in some cases has to wait as long as four months to fill their pre­scrip­tions.

“Right now we have a se­ri­ous short­age in vac­ci­na­tions for chil­dren aged 6 months to 15 years, in­clud­ing for measles, chicken pox and also hep­ati­tis,” as­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Kyr­i­akos Theo­dosiadis warned.

Theo­dosiadis re­it­er­ated claims that the short­age is mainly due to sup­pli­ers send­ing only lim­ited amounts at a time in a bid to curb mass ex­ports from Greek drug ware­houses of medicines that are cheaper here.

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