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Sativex

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of patients prescribed Sativex since it became available on a named patient basis, broken down by the type of illness for which it was prescribed. (253095)

Information on the number of patients prescribed a medicine and the condition for which that medicine is prescribed is not collected centrally. The number of Sativex prescription items dispensed in the community in England, is in the following table.

Prescription items (Thousand)

2004

1

2005

0.3

2006

1.5

2007

1.9

1 Less than 50 items.

Source:

Prescription Cost Analysis System.