Prescription Drugs

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd October 2020.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescriptions for (a) benzodiazepines, (b) z drugs and (c) antidepressants were issued in the last year.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The following table shows the number of prescription items prescribed in England in the last year for benzodiazepines, z drugs and antidepressants.

Drug Group

Items

Antidepressants

77,610,982

Benzodiazepines

9,081,258

Z Drugs

5,767,191

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