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Table 5 Comparison of medication prices between 2007 (before the economic crisis) and 2012 (during the crisis) for key diabetes-related medications

From: Management of type 2 diabetes and its prescription drug cost before and during the economic crisis in Greece: an observational study

  2007 2012 % reduction
Metformin 1700 mg 4.6 4.2 -9.5
Glimepiride 3 mg 15.0 9.8 -34.7
Glimepiride 3 mg [generic] 12.0 8.8 -26.7
Pioglitazone 30 mg 65.2 45.1 -30.8
Insulin Glargine 1500 i.u.* 84.5 63.7 -24.6
Insulin Premixed 30/70 (Human)** 33.7 30.8 -8.6
Ramipril 5 mg 18.9 14.5 -23.3
Indapamide 1.5 mg 9.2 7.4 -19.6
Amlodipine 10 mg [generic] 22.8 11.3 -50.4
Simvastatin 40 mg 55.9 35.9 -35.8
Atorvastatin 20 mg [generic] 41.7 20.4 -51.1
Aspirin 100 mg 1.2 1.5 +25
Clopidogrel 75 mg 67.9 32.5 -52.1
  1. Price is referred to € per 30-day treatment.
  2. *Prefilled pen. **Cartridges.