The number of free prescriptions dispensed in Wales has risen for the 11th year in a row, figures show.
A Welsh government report says more than 2.5 million more prescriptions were issued in Wales in 2011 – taking the number up to 72.7 million.
Free prescriptions were introduced in Wales in 2007.
However, the overall cost of Wales’ free prescription policy was £587.2m – that is down by more than £7m the year before.
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