‘Pharmageddon’ could close pharmacies as protest spreads

in Greece

The term “Pharmageddon” has been used to describe the looming crisis faced by Greek pharmacies due to the country’s financial crisis. The escalating situation has forced many pharmacies to close due to the lack of liquidity, which has put significant pressure on the healthcare system. The government’s response has been to implement austerity measures, such as price cuts for medicines and a tax on medicines, which has exacerbated the situation. In response, pharmacists throughout the country have been staging protests to demand the government take action to protect the pharmacies. If the protests spread and more pharmacies close, it could lead to a “Pharmageddon” where the country’s medical supply chain is completely disrupted and access to medicines is severely limited.