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Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which strategic health authorities prescribe the drug Alimta. (92685)

During 2005 pemetrexed (Alimta) was used in hospitals in the following strategic health authorities (SHAs):

Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire

Birmingham and the Black Country

Cheshire and Merseyside

County Durham and Tees Valley


Greater Manchester

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Kent and Medway

Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland

North and East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire

Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire

North Central London

North East London

North West London

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

Shropshire and Staffordshire

Somerset and Dorset

South West Peninsula

Surrey and Sussex

Thames Valley


West Yorkshire

Use of pemetrexed in hospitals in other SHAs may not be captured in available data.