French court quashes Tahiti pharmacy law

3:29 pm on 15 March 2019

France's highest court has quashed a French Polynesian law on the establishment of pharmacies.

The law passed last year lowered the threshold for a town to allow the setting-up of an additional pharmacy from 7,000 inhabitants to 5,000.

Bottles of pills

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However, the law was challenged in Paris by the pharmacists council as well as the pharmacists union and the a public sector union.

The Paris court threw out the law on a procedural matter, finding that the assembly had failed to consult the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of French Polynesia before voting on it.