Pharmacists’ strike. Which pharmacies are open in Manche this Thursday?

Pharmacists’ strike. Which pharmacies are open in Manche this Thursday?
Pharmacists’ strike. Which pharmacies are open in Manche this Thursday?


Ludivine Laniepce

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May 29, 2024 at 7:45 p.m.

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” We will be a priori all closed in the Channel”, confirms a pharmacist from Nord-Cotentin on the eve of the national pharmacists’ strike movement which promises to be massively followed this Thursday, May 30, 2024.

The feedback from Sébastien Ledunois, president of the Manche pharmacists’ union, goes in the same direction. “According to the latest information, everyone is going to lower the curtain,” indicates the Saint-Lois pharmacist.

As a reminder, at the call of their two representative unions, pharmacists decided to unite this Thursday, May 30, 2024 around several demands: fees, economic difficulties, increase in their charges, recurring drug shortages, deregulation which could lead to to the sale of medicines online, insufficient health insurance funding for pharmacies… These professionals fear that local pharmacies will be the first victims.

In 20 years, the number of pharmacies in Manche has increased from 172 to 134 today, and even 132 in the coming months.

Sébastien Ledunois, president of the Manche pharmacists’ union

At the start of the week, Sébastien Ledunois wanted to alert the Manche population: “We must anticipate any renewal of treatments at the start of the week, without forgetting that the next day [le vendredi 31 mai 2024, NDLR], the passage of the Olympic flame from Cherbourg to Mont Saint-Michel may cause other difficulties in accessing pharmacies in the department. »

56 requisitions in Normandy

When requested, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) of Normandy specifies that requisitions of pharmacies will nevertheless allow continuity of care: “Pharmaceutical services are considered essential first resort care for the population according to the Public Health Code. We will ask the prefects to carry out the necessary requisitions of pharmacies in order to guarantee sufficient opening to meet the needs of the population. »

The Normandy ARS specifies that “56 requisitions will thus be carried out in the Region in order to guarantee the opening of at least one community pharmacy in each care sector”. However, she did not respond to our requests for details concerning the Manche department.

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Fifteen requisitions during the day in the Channel

According to our information, the following fifteen pharmacies are requisitioned for daytime opening:

  • Cherbourg-en-Cotentin: Brécourt (Équeurdreville) and Petit (La Glacerie) pharmacies;
  • Saint-Lô: Moinard pharmacy;
  • La Hague: Le Hague Dike pharmacy (Beaumont-Hague);
  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: Vauban pharmacy;
  • Carentan-les-Marais: Rault pharmacy;
  • La Haye-du-Puits: La Haye pharmacy;
  • Sainte-Mère-Église: Church pharmacy;
  • Coutances: Ruche pharmacy;
  • Granville: Le Saint pharmacy;
  • Gavray: Gavray pharmacy;
  • Condé-sur-Vire: Val de Vire pharmacy;
  • Périers: Prisiaise pharmacy;
  • Bréhal: Salines pharmacy;
  • Pontorson: Couesnon pharmacy.

In the event of a vital emergency or in doubt about the seriousness of the situation, dial 15 to be directed and taken care of quickly, reminds the ARS.

At night, in accordance with the on-call pharmacy schedule, the pharmacy Forksin Octeville, will be one of those who will be on call in North Cotentin.

A gathering of pharmacists is also organized this Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 15 hours in Caen in front of the ARS. “A professional delegation will be received at the end of the rally by the director of the ARS and his cabinet,” indicate the strikers.

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