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France seeks €2.1bn health cutbacks to reduce deficit

France is seeking to cut €2.1 billion in health-care expenses next year by pushing drug prices lower, urging doctors to write fewer prescriptions and spending less on hospitals.

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France is seeking to cut €2.1 billion in health-care expenses next year.

France is seeking to cut €2.1 billion in health-care expenses next year by pushing drug prices lower, urging doctors to write fewer prescriptions and spending less on hospitals as the government tries to rein in the social-security deficit.

Price cuts on prescription medicines will save €530 million, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said at a Paris news conference today. Taxes to support the social-security system, which covers health, pension and family-support payments, will be raised by...

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