Pharmaceutical manufacturers continue to charge Irish taxpayers significantly more than they do for the exact same medicines in other European countries.
A sample survey carried out by this newspaper shows that significant price differentials exist.
The HSE is paying AbbVie €1,023 for two syringes of Humira, which is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. In France, the same manufacturer is charging €834 – a price differential of €189.
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