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Antidepressants

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of anti-depressant drugs prescribing in (a) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency, (b) the Tees Valley, (c) the North East and (d) England in the last 12 months. (249542)

The following table provides the net ingredient cost (NIC) of anti-depressant drugs prescribed in the community listed in British National Formulary (BNF) section 4.3 for the latest available 12 month period. Information is only available by health area and the information provided best fits the areas requested.

NIC of anti-depressant drugs listed in BNF section 4.3.—November 2007 to October 2008

£000

Stockton on Tees Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

1,087.7

Middlesbrough PCT

1,179.9

Redcar and Cleveland PCT

941.1

North East Strategic Health Authority

16,814.4

England

245,556.7

Source:

Prescribing Analysis and CosT tool (ePACT) system