Greek medicine shortage: Crisis hits most popular drugs
5 August 2013 Last updated at 09:51 BST
Greece is running short of nearly half of its 500 most used drugs, according to officials.
Greek wholesalers are selling millions of pounds worth of drugs, acquired at low prices set by the state, to other EU countries - preventing them from reaching the Greek patients that need them.
Regulators in Athens have been trying to tackle the problem with fines and export bans.
Nigel Cassidy reports.