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EFPIA Backs Greek Drug Export Ban to Avert "Humanitarian Crisis"


July 16, 2015.

Reuters reports that Greece has banned the export of 25 types of drugs following warnings of shortages.

According to the Greek drug regulator, the National Organization for Medicines (EOF), there has been a significant increase in some imported medicines being shipped back out of the country.

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), has backed the Greek move, saying that a "proportionate, legislative ban on exporting medicines intended for Greek patients from Greece would be an appropriate and justifiable response to possible shortages and help to avert a potential humanitarian crisis."

Read Pharm Exec's Brussels correspondent Reflector's take on the Greek crisis and its implications for pharma here.

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