Saturday, December 19, 2009

Turkish govt cancels all deals with pharmacists after strike

From World Bulletin:
Turkish government cancelled all deal with pharmacists days after nation-wide strike over drug prices.

Turkish Pharmacists Union (TEB) declared that Social Security Organization (SGK), which unilaterally cancelled the medicine provision contract, would be "responsible" for inaccessibility to medicine for people with social security after January 10.

Pharmacists across Turkey, responding to a call by TEB --the sole authority to sign collective medicine provision deals with government-- closed their pharmacies for one day on December 4, in protest of medicine price cuts, despite SGK's warning that it would cancel the deal. ...more

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