Small farmacias (pharmacies) that are struggling to stay afloat have been thrown a lifeline by the Junta de Andalucia. Farmacias which had a turnover of under €200,000 last year will be able to apply for a series of grants and tax relief schemes to help them keep their doors open. The Junta says that the local farmacia is a vital institution in small villages and an important part of the national health scheme. I can’t Continue reading Small farmacias to get government assistance to stay open
Here’s a news story you may not have seen in the English press, despite its grave importance. The Andalucian Health Service (known as the SAS), has managed to come up with 160 million euros to pay for all the medicines prescribed during September, despite having earlier told the guilds of pharmacists that they wouldn’t be able to meet the bill, as Andalucia had run out of cash to pay its medicine bill for the last Continue reading Andalucian health service finds the cash to pay medicine bill for September (rest of year in doubt)
Rumours reach me of a clandestine pharmacy operating out of a basement in Turre, just around the corner from Don Moldenhauers pharmacy on the main square. The story goes that the son of certain respected resident of Turre was recently granted the ownership of a pharmacy franchise in a village in the hills (Laujar de Andarax was mentioned?). Remember that pharmacies in Spain are regulated by the Guild of Pharmacists (Colegio de Farmaceuticos), and it Continue reading Clandestine pharmacy in Turre operating out of a front room?