Buproprion: Prescriptions

Department of Health written question – answered on 25th June 2015.

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Photo of Corri Wilson Corri Wilson Scottish National Party, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions were issued for bupropion in each year since 2001.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

Information is not collected centrally on the numbers of prescriptions issued. However, information is available on the number of bupropion hydrochloride prescription items dispensed.

Number of bupropion hydrochloride prescription items written in the United Kingdom and dispensed in the community in England - 2001 to 2014

Year

Items (000’s)

2001

298.8

2002

131.0

2003

111.8

2004

136.8

2005

131.9

2006

116.9

2007

129.9

2008

62.1

2009

51.1

2010

39.3

2011

32.3

2012

27.8

2013

23.7

2014

22.0

Source: Prescription Cost Analysis provided by the Health and Social Care Information Centre

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