Pharmacist sells gels and masks illegally


Pharmacist sells gels and masks illegally - A pharmacist based in Nice-Nord is to appear before court today for illegally selling masks and gel.

The public prosecutor Xavier Bonhomme accuses the chemist of having sold masks intended for health professionals to individuals.

It was a scandalized client, six days ago, who reported the case to the police. The pharmacist was selling masks  at € 4.50 per unit, but pretended to be out of stock when health professionals come to get them.

Investigators intervened Tuesday morning in the pharmacy. The staff immediately confirmed this singular business practice.


The pharmacy owner was immediately arrested while her pharmacy, apartments and garage were searched.

Police seize 51 bottles of hand-made hydroalcoholic gel, not in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization (in particular with ultrasound gel), surgical masks and latex gloves ...

The owner later  admitted having sold  masks and gel for around 200 euros per day.

The accused faces two years in prison and a 300,000 euro fine," said the public prosecutor, as a warning to other pharmacies.

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