Lactalis : the contaminated milk wakes the war of the drug between the major supermarkets and pharmacists
Published the 12.01.2018 at 15: 50
Lactalislait infant contaminated
Of boxes of contaminated milk have been found in some hypermarkets the major distribution. A provided glowing from the inability of large areas to manage the sale of products in healthcare, according to the Union of Groups of Pharmacists. And still less to that of drugs.
The pharmacists at the forefront of the security
As soon as the first withdrawals-recalls of infant formula by the company Lactalis at the beginning of the month of December 2017, the national Order of Pharmacists has been working with the health authorities (DGS, DGCCRF) and mobilized to convey information to pharmacists over the water.
The supply chain pharmaceutical immediately organized to manage the withdrawal of products infant and nutritional and to supply pharmacies in substitute products. The problem is that it has also been found in some pharmacies.
“In terms of proportions, the large surfaces are far more responsible than pharmacies “, says Laurent Filoche president of UDGPO in an interview to Science and to the Future. Now according to the Economy minister, Bruno Le Maire, of boxes of contaminated milk have been found in 30 major surfaces and 44 pharmacies.
However, the Order warned that, if it turns out that some pharmacists had continued to deliver the product at issue reminders, disciplinary procedures would be initiated immediately. Procedures which have little chance of finding unparalleled in the large-scale distribution.
The war of the drug is awakened
A case Lactalis stirs up tensions for a long time between pharmacies and supermarkets. The sale of medicine without prescription is a claim history of the group E. Leclerc. The opposition of the pharmacists, and the back-pedaling of the government have not allowed this project to succeed.
Laurent Filoche, the case Lactalis once again proves the inability of medium-sized and large surfaces to take care of the sale of drugs : “When one is not able to handle situations that endanger the babies, it is not necessary to claim the right to sell drugs which are potentially fatal,” he concludes.
In the end, everyone, including the government, refers to the hot potato of responsibility on the case of the contaminated milk while this case highlights the failures of the entire chain, from production in the factory of Lactalis to the sale by groups of distributors or pharmacies. But if some pharmacists will be punished, it is sure that neither the state, nor the distributors will be sentenced. For Lactalis, consumers will appreciate.