Irish people pay more for medicine that any other EU country

Irish people pay more for medicines than any other country in the EU, according to OECD figures.

We paid €642 per capita on drugs, compared to the OECD average of €458.

The figures which are detailed in the Sunday Business Post put Ireland third in the developed world when it comes to spending on medicines.

That's in spite of a deal negotiated by government with the pharmaceutical companies that was supposed to bring down costs.

KEYWORDS: EU, medicine


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