4 Jul 2017

New Caledonia pharmacies on strike

2:37 pm on 4 July 2017

All but three of New Caledonia's pharmacies are closed today because of a strike.

drugs in a pharmacy

Photo: AAP / David Crosling

The pharmacists' organisation is unhappy with the government's indexation which provides for a lowering of the cost of some drugs.

It said the pricing deviated from what had been agreed, but the government has reportedly expressed surprise at the action.

The two sides held talks today in a bid to settle their differences.