John Chave, Secretário-Geral, Grupo Farmacêutico da União Europeia (PGEU)

Grupo Farmacêutico da União Europeia (PGEU)

The crisis in pharmacy will lead inevitably to a crisis for patients.  To take one example, where there is insufficient funding the system, as in Greece,  medicines cannot be purchased,  patients have to wait in line for hours to get essential medicines, and sometimes have to pay cash for medicines which should be funded by state health insurance. Severe shortages inevitably lead to unnecessary and avoidable suffering. That is truly a price we cannot pay.