Volume of general medicines consumed in Europe 2014

This chart represents the volume of drugs in the eight largest classes of general medicine dispensed in Europe in 2014, by country, in number of standard units per capita. That year, in France, there were about 420 standard units of medicine consumed per capita.

Volume of medicines from the eight main classes of general medicine dispensed in Europe in 2014, by country*

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Release date

July 2015


Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom

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Supplementary notes

* The eight most common therapeutic classes are antibiotics, antidepressants, oral anti-diabetics, antihypertensives, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), lipid-lowering drugs, anti-asthmatics, anxiolytics and hypnotics.

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