MEDICINE SOLD in supermarkets will not require a pharmacist or assistant in the shop, contrary to what was previously thought.
A new law stipulates that a chain of shops will only need one official for the whole country. Health Minister, Correia de Campos, said that it was not financially viable to have a pharmacist at each sales point, describing it as unrealistic because this would create “mini-pharmacies”.
Morning after pill in
THE MORNING after pill will be available in supermarkets and petrol stations from next month. The new law, withdrawing from pharmacies the exclusive right to sell non-prescription medicine, comes into effect on September 16. More information clarifying sales conditions will be made available shortly.