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Greek Crisis Has Pharmacists Pleading for Aspirin as Drug Supply Dries Up

“For patients and pharmacists in financially stricken Greece, even finding aspirin has turned into a headache.

Mina Mavrou, who runs a pharmacy in a middle-class Athens suburb, spends hours each day pleading with drugmakers, wholesalers and colleagues to hunt down medicines for clients. Life-saving drugs such as Sanofi (SAN)’s blood-thinner Clexane and GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK)’s asthma inhaler Flixotide often appear as lines of crimson data on pharmacists’ computer screens, meaning the products aren’t in stock or that pharmacists can’t order as many units as they need. “

Via Bloomberg

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  1. January 10, 2012 at 6:33 pm | #1

    That’s a bad sign. When the pharmaceutical companies stop trying to flood a market with prescription drugs, the future health of that market has been written off. This displays the real character, or lack thereof, of the pharmaceutical industry.

    http://georgesblogforum.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/the-daily-climb-2/

  1. January 10, 2012 at 8:44 pm | #1

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