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Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS of prescribing the drug Vioxx has been in each of the last two years. (292312)

The net ingredient cost (NIC) of prescription items written in the United Kingdom and dispensed in the community in England for 2007 and 2008, cannot be reported as the NIC was reimbursed for less than 50 prescription items. Reporting this figure could potentially identify individual patients.