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Sabato 26 Maggio 2018 | 04:30

Antibiotic use falls but antidepressants rising in Italy

(ANSA) - Rome, September 24 - Italians spent 25.5 billion euros last year on medications, including an increased use of anti-depressants that was somewhat offset by less demand for antibiotics, says a government survey released Tuesday. On average, spending on pharmaceuticals was about 430 euros per person in 2012, and about 76% of those ...
Antibiotic use falls but antidepressants rising in Italy
(ANSA) - Rome, September 24 - Italians spent 25.5 billion euros last year on medications, including an increased use of anti-depressants that was somewhat offset by less demand for antibiotics, says a government survey released Tuesday. On average, spending on pharmaceuticals was about 430 euros per person in 2012, and about 76% of those expenses were covered by the national health service, says the report on the use of medications released by the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA). It also found that although total national drug spending, both public and private, fell by 5.6% last year compared with 2011, costs borne by the public alone were reduced by just 1.5% over the previous year.
Across Italy, the use of medications jumped for the very young and the elderly, the report found, adding that women tend to use more medicines. That is partly because of increased use of drugs to fight cancer in women, who also used more medications to deal with muscle and joint pain, and treatment of osteoporosis. The use of antidepressants rose by 4.5% in 2012, compared with 2004, said the report, noting that the prevalence of depression is higher in women than in men and increases in significantly with age.
The AIFA added that is becoming concerned with a growing prevalence of depression among Italians. It cited some studies that suggest that by 2020, depression will be the second-most serious ailment - after cardiovascular diseases - responsible for the reductions in good health and activity. Antidepressants are also one of the largest categories of medications in the public health budget. And while "inappropriate" use of antibiotics continued to be a problem last year - especially among elderly patients - use is dropping, falling by 6.1% in 2012 compared with 2011, the report found.

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