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Croatia's pharmaceutical market up 8% in value in 2018

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ZAGREB (Croatia), September 18 (SeeNews) - Croatia's pharmaceutical market expanded by 8% in terms of value to 6.63 billion kuna ($990 million/897 million euro) in 2018, Croatia's Agency for Medical Products and Medical Devices, HALMED, said.

Last year's market value is also somewhat higher compared to the 2014-2018 annual average, HALMED said in a statement last week.

In terms of volume, the market rose by 4.15% to 1,105 defined daily doses per 1,000 inhabitants per day (DDDs/1,000/day) in 2018. The most highly consumed drugs last year were cardiovascular drugs, followed by digestive system drugs and drugs affecting the nervous system, the report said.

(1 euro = 7.3949 kuna)

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