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Drug discounts not passed on at counter

Ireland is the fourth most expensive country in the eurozone for medicinal and pharmaceutical products, according to a 2001 Cost of Living Survey by Mercer Human Resources. What are the problems?

21st May, 2005

What are the problems?

Ireland is the fourth most expensive country in the eurozone for medicinal and pharmaceutical products, according to a 2001 Cost of Living Survey by Mercer Human Resources. And since then things have got worse.

Inflation in pharmaceutical products has been higher here than the EU15 average in the period 2001 to 2003, according to Eurostat. More recently, in the 12 months to January 2005, inflation has been running at a rate of...

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