EXPLAINED: Why does France have so many pharmacies?

EXPLAINED: Why does France have so many pharmacies?

One of the first things newcomers notice about France is the preponderance of pharmacies - instantly recognisable by their illuminated green cross signs - in every town, city and even some villages.

French Health Minister opposed to selling over-the-counter drugs in supermarkets

French Health Minister opposed to selling over-the-counter drugs in supermarkets

Are the French falling out of love with their pharmacies?

Are the French falling out of love with their pharmacies?

French pharmacist ‘refused to sell contraceptives’ to women

French pharmacist ‘refused to sell contraceptives’ to women

France: Most counter medicine useless or risky

France: Most counter medicine useless or risky

French pharmacies shut up shop in protest

French pharmacies shut up shop in protest