Iceland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is home to a progressive and peaceful nation that has formed a modern society where freedom and equality are held in high regard.
Iceland continuously ranks near the top for measurements of quality of life, gender equality, and democracy, and is one of the highest ranked countries in the world for health care, education and internet availability.
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A considerable portion of government spending is assigned to health care. There is almost no private health insurance in Iceland and no private hospitals.
The Icelandic OTC market in pharmaceuticals is dominated by two large pharmacy chains, but there are a few independent pharmacies in operation as well. Hospitals usually issue a tender for their pharmaceutical supplies on an annual basis. As Iceland is a member of the EEA agreement, similar regulations apply in Iceland as in the EU when it comes to drugs and drug safety.
Life expectancy at birth is high and Icelandic men and women enjoy longer life in good health than the average European. However, Icelanders are putting on weight, more than half of adult Icelanders were overweight or obese in 2004, and total consumption of alcohol has increased considerably since 1970.
Henrik Alfredsson & Clas Lindbergson
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