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Drugs (Prescriptions)

Volume 885: debated on Thursday 30 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many prescriptions were issued in Wales in each of the years from 1960 for psychotropic drugs and hynoptic drugs, respectively.

TABLE 1: PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS
YearAppetite Suppressants and StimulantsAnti-DepressantsTranquilisersTotal
1968293,000331,0001,117,0001,741,000
1969285,400360,0001,128,0001,773,400
1970290,800378,0001,167,4001,836,200
1971253,500453,6001,328,5002,035,600
1972252,500440,2001,373,5002,066,200
1973199,500434,1001,469,7002,103,300
TABLE 2: HYPNOTIC DRUGS
YearBarbituratesNon-BarbituratesTotal
19681,125,000346,0001,471,000
19691,065,300380,4001,445,700
1970903,400471,3001,374,700
1971792,900547,2001,340,100
1972729,600589,2001,318,800
1973843,300683,1001,526,400