March 21, 2016 / 3:57 PM / 3 years ago

France wants medicine prices to be on agenda at G7 summit: source

A pharmacist selects drugs inside her pharmacy in Bordeaux, France, September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande wants the issue of medicine prices to be on the agenda at the G-7 summit in Japan in May, a source at the French presidency said on Monday.

High medicine prices are threatening patient access to health and the sustainability of health services, the source added.

Reporting by Jean-Baptiste Vey; writing by Michel Rose; Editing by Andrew Callus

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