Greek health min­is­ter takes is­sue with Roche's with­draw­al of can­cer med­i­cine due to manda­to­ry, retroac­tive dis­count

Drug prices are not just a US prob­lem. Greece’s min­is­ter of health on Tues­day ex­pressed dis­may over Roche’s de­ci­sion to with­draw a can­cer med­i­cine be­cause of a new manda­to­ry dis­count im­posed by the coun­try.

Greek health min­is­ter An­dreas Xan­thos called the move by Switzer­land-based Roche “un­ac­cept­able” and said cit­i­zens’ ac­cess to in­no­v­a­tive med­i­cines should not be a busi­ness de­ci­sion, ac­cord­ing to a trans­la­tion of a state­ment re­leased Tues­day.

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