French healthcare is excellent but organised very differently to that in the UK, with a system of reimbursement and top-up insurance. In this section you can find in-depth guides and latest news updates on a wide range of healthcare topics.
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Branded medicines only reimbursed at price of generic
Antibiotics prescribed less but still over-used
Painkillers go behind counters at French chemists
‘Life-changing’ blood test identifies bipolar disorder
What’s new in France in 2020: Health
Debate: Will fine for users stop drug abuse in France?
Pet power proves a powerful therapy
Europe losing health battle with measles
Older women risk lives by missing breast cancer checks
Action plan against medicine shortages in France
Paid holiday for carers in France next year
French Mutuelles targeted to boost spending power
France is to start medical cannabis trials this year
Shortages of medicines putting patients at risk
Glasses to help tired drivers stay awake
French Carte vitale card to be replaced with an app
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