Medicine in China

Family doctor scheme far from off the ground

A "family doctor" scheme that the EOPYY national healthcare fund has been trying to set up is far from getting off the ground, Kathimerini understands. 

Since mid-June, all prescriptions for medicine or health tests have been accompanied by a Health Ministry note asking citizens to register with their local "family doctor." 

Greece busts cancer drug theft gang, 21 arrests include doctors

Greece has broken up a criminal gang that stole cancer drugs from hospitals and smuggled them to other European countries for resale at a premium, potentially depriving patients of life-saving medicine, police said on Friday.

Twenty-one people aged between 22 and 70 have been arrested, among them doctors and nurses, according to the police.

Turkish medicinal research assistants unhappy about being unable to work with academics

Turkey's Higher Education Board (YÖK) released a report revealing the working conditions of research assistants at the universities' medical faculties, indicating that 15.4 percent of the assistants "almost never" work with academics, whereas 3.9 percent "never" work with academics.