A cornerstone of France’s revered healthcare system
not to mention the beauty industry, the pharmacy is included in the basic amenities you will find in every medium-sized town and even in some wikii relatively small villages. In fact, there are some 23,000 pharmacies across the whole country.
2. In some parts, pharmacies are the only place where residents can go for medical advice if there is no doctor’s surgery nearby and, in fact, many French people will talk to their pharmacist before going to their GP.
3. Laws regulate where you can buy medication and medical equipment and most of these can only be prepared and sold by a pharmacist. Pharmacists are also authorised to prepare medicines for specific conditions or for other medical establishments such as hospitals.