Accountant in bankruptcy: pharmacies can save – at least for the time being

The last Phase of his professional life had presented to the pharmacist from the münsterland region, is different. Instead of working less, he is at the age of

Accountant in bankruptcy: pharmacies can save – at least for the time being

The last Phase of his professional life had presented to the pharmacist from the münsterland region, is different. Instead of working less, he is at the age of 65 years, now back to 60 hours a week behind the counter, works every Saturday and takes over the night and the emergency services themselves. "I have no other choice," he says. The reason is the insolvency of the recipe abrechners AVP from Düsseldorf, through him, all of a sudden the sales of a whole month was missing: around 125,000 Euro. The pharmacist now has a high level of debt, the reject-setters.

Britta Beeger

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With his Worries, he is not alone. Around 2900 on-site pharmacies are affected by the insolvency of the provider. AVP collected as the biggest private providers of recipes for prescription drugs at the pharmacies, they filed with the health insurance funds and transferred their payments to pharmacies.

the beginning of September, no more money flowed, however, at once. The AVP filed for bankruptcy, and many pharmacists were now facing serious financial bottlenecks, and in part they feared for their existence. The public Prosecutor's office Düsseldorf determines because of the suspicion of insolvency, the balance sheet, of forgery, of fraud, of bankruptcy and infidelity.

so Far no pharmacies in the insolvency

As the affected pharmacies today, four months later? slipped The good news is that it seems To insolvencies it to be the case of AVP so far, or at least not to a greater extent come. Meaningful data on the economic consequences for the pharmacies, although there is still. However, a survey by the F. A. for example, under the national pharmacist federations reported no cases of pharmacies are known so far that have slipped due to the insolvency of the settlement centre even in Bankruptcy. Instead, most of them have layers, apparently, with loans your house banks, payment deferrals of the medicinal product-wholesale, own return, and the financial support of the family on the water.

Updated Date: 31 January 2021, 19:19

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