Prescription Drugs

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th 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, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the increase in number of prescriptions for (a) benzodiazepines, (b) z drugs, and (c) antidepressants compared with the previous year's figures; and whether his Department will assess the need for increasing withdrawal services.

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

No recent comparative assessment has been made on the number of prescriptions for benzodiazepines, z drugs, and antidepressants.

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