Piperacillin-tazobactam

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 9th February 2018.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Conservative, Hemel Hempstead

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the NHS of prescribing the drug Tazocin has been in each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Tazocin is a brand name for the chemical piperacillin sodium/tazobactam sodium.

Data on the cost to the National Health Service of prescribing the drug Tazocin in each year since 2010 is not available in the format requested. The two tables below show the cost of piperacillin sodium/tazobactam sodium in primary care and secondary care, for which information is available.

Net Ingredient Cost of prescription items of piperacillin sodium/tazobactam sodium (all presentations) dispensed in primary care in England 2010-16

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Total

£59,149

£65,182

£67,747

£75,854

£81,998

£81,212

£46,739

Source: Prescription Cost Analysis.

NHS expenditure on piperacillin sodium/tazobactam sodium (all presentations) in secondary care in England 2010-17

Net cost per annum

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Total in £ millions

£18.9

£13.0

£12.9

£14.1

£15.0

£12.1

£10.2

£24.4

Source: NHS expenditure held within the Pharmex system.

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