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Table 1 Top 10 medicines by expenditure in 2010, central and local procurements

From: Comparative assessment of medicine procurement prices in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

Medicine, strength, dose form Therapeutic group Expenditure in USD Expenditure as % of general fund expenditure on medicines
Neutral sol./isophane 30/70 human insulin 100 IU/ml 10 ml vial Antidiabetic medicine $ 1,478,122 9.6%
Amoxicillin + clavulanic acid 500 + 125 mg tab Antimicrobial $ 973,521 6.3%
Amoxicillin 250 mg/5 ml suspension Antimicrobial $ 716,602 4.7%
Enalapril maleate 10 mg tab Antihypertensive $ 661,834 4.3%
Amoxicillin 500 mg cap Antimicrobial $ 606,882 4.0%
Amoxicillin + clavulanic acid 250 + 62 mg/5 ml suspension Antimicrobial $ 567,409 3.7%
Cephalexin 500 mg cap Antimicrobial $ 473,402 3.1%
Metformin HCL 500 mg tab Antidiabetic medicine $ 446,482 2.9%
Gliclazide 80 mg tab Antidiabetic medicine $ 418,102 2.7%
Paracetamol 250 mg/5 ml suspension Antipyretic, analgesic $ 411,496 2.7%
  Total $ 6,753,853 44%