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posted on 11 November 2015

Which Countries Pay The Most For Medicinal Drugs?

by Felix Richter,

-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

When it comes to expenditure on prescription drugs across OECD countries, the United States in first place.

In 2013, the average American spent $1,026 on medicinal drugs, 50 percent higher than the OECD average of $500. Japan was in second place, 35 percent higher than average, with $752. Greece rounded off the top three with per capita expenditure of $721. Even though the rate of pharmaceutical expenditure has slowed down recently, people in OECD countries still spent $800 billion on medicinal drugs in 2013.

This chart shows per capita expenditure on pharmaceuticals in OECD countries in 2013.

Infographic: Which Countries Pay The Most For Medicinal Drugs? | Statista

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