New price controls provisions and HCC investigation regarding price increases and shortages in healthcare materials

A. By Legislative Act – Decree of 20.03.2020 (GG A’ 68/20.03.2020), the Greek State provides further measures in order to address abusive price-speculation and shortages, in response to the coronavirus spreading risk. Inter alia, new measures are introduced in order to control profits in the sale of critical healthcare material and especially antiseptics, with price caps enforced through the provision of measures such as heavy fines and a ban on advertisement.