Global drug prices rank highest in the U.S. and second in Germany

British medical service company Medbelle recently released a “Global Drug Price Index” report showing that Germany is the second most expensive country in the world, after the United States.

The report compared the prices of 13 widely used prescription drugs in 50 countries and regions around the world, and then ranked them. The results show that the average price of 13 prescription drugs in Germany is about 126% higher than the international average. For example, Lipitor, which lowers cholesterol levels, prices in Germany are 257% higher than international levels, and Viagra is about 82% higher.

Compared with Germany, the price of medicines in the United States is 306% higher than the international average. For example, the price of Lipitor is even 2176% higher than the international average, and the antidepressant Prozac is 212.5% ​​higher than the international average. Other countries with higher drug prices include the UAE, Italy and other countries and regions. By comparison, drug prices in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia are in the last few places.

Experts point out that the prices of medicines in Europe and the United States are generally higher because pharmaceutical companies can determine the prices of medicines in these markets and the taxes are generally high. In European countries like Germany, medical insurance can reimburse prescription drugs.

the local people are “extremely anxious” about the four major issues of economics, occupation, law and order, and the cost of living. At the same time, they are worried about issues such as employment, home ownership, social issues and the right to corruption.

The country ’s think tank, Emir Research Institute, released the worry report on the 28th. Chairman of the Emir Institute, Les Huschen, said at a press conference on the same day that the study showed that the people were having trouble sleeping and sleeping because of the problems mentioned above. He said that the survey showed that 50% of the people are not sure whether the country’s future direction is on the right track, and 24% of people think that the government has gone the wrong way.

Rice Hushen is also the top director and policy and strategy director of the Indigenous Solidarity Party. He said that only 24% of the people believe that the Pakatan Harapan government is reliable, 46% of the people are not sure whether the Pakatan Harapan government they voted for is reliable, and 30% of the people are pessimistic that the Pakatan Harapan government is unreliable.

Indonesian President Joko ordered government agencies to remove two levels of civil servant positions in 2020 and replace their work with artificial intelligence to reduce red tape that hinders investment.

It is reported that Joko is setting the agenda for the second term, and he hopes to reduce the

Dependence, changing the structure of Southeast Asia’s largest economy. Reducing bureaucracy and improving the business environment are also important ones. Joko said that next year the most important four-level structure in government agencies will be streamlined to two levels. The streamlined part is replaced by artificial intelligence to improve the efficiency of the organization. However, the proposal still needs to be passed by parliament.

According to reports, Joko did not provide further details on which specific positions will be cancelled or replaced by artificial intelligence.