Greece gets EU prescription for health cuts

New law hopes to reduce budget deficit by cutting down on corruption in pharmaceutical trade.


Eurozone ministers have told Greece, the country that spends more per capita than any other European nation on medicine, it must cut its pharmaceutical costs to reduce its budget deficit.

In an effort to reduce those costs, the government has implemented a new computerised prescription system it hopes will catch doctors accused of taking commission from pharmaceutical companies.

Al Jazeera’s John Psaropoulos reports from Athens.

Source: Al Jazeera