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Volume 13: debated on Monday 16 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a list of the 50 most prescribed medications in Great Britain, giving for each the current price and the percentage increase in price over the previous 12 months.

Joint Finance 1976–1982
EstimatedCumulative over this period
Regional Health AuthorityAllocationExpenditureShortfallExcess*Take-up
£000£000£000£000per cent.
1. Northern15,87015,04482695
2. Yorkshire18,50017,3921,10894
3. Trent21,92020,8521,06895
4. East Anglia9,4209,05836296
5. North-West Thames17,40016,2211,17993
6. North-East Thames20,45020,08136998
7. South-East Thames21,49019,6071,88391
8. South-West Thames16,28015,48879295
9. Wessex14,16013,33882294
10. Oxford9,8709,46940196
11. South-Western17,58016,3851,19593
12. West-Midlands24,15024,468318101
13. Mersey12,68012,982302102
14. North-Western21,54021,09144998
* Contribution to Joint Finance from health authorities' main allocation.