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Greek economic crisis: not a tragedy for health

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 27 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7988

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No more chemotherapy in Greece!

Does it constitute a tragedy for health, according to Professor Lycourgos Liaropoulos, the fact that all Oncology Departments in Greek public hospitals are depleted of antineoplastic drugs?
Tens of thousands of cancer patients in Greece imminently risk their lives.
All cancer patients' associations in Greece confirm these dramatic and dangerous shortages of indispensable pharmaceuticals.

Competing interests: No competing interests

09 July 2015
Stavros Saripanidis
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Thessaloniki, Greece