Irish people are spending more money on medicines per capita than any other country in the EU.
Figures provided exclusively by the OECD to this newspaper show Irish people spent $723 per capita on medicines, compared to the average of $515 across the OECD.
That was the highest per capita spend in the EU and the third highest in the OECD, with the HSE and private consumers spending €2.76 billion on medicines that were supplied in 2013.
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