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Sodium Valproate: Prescriptions

Volume 506: debated on Friday 26 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions for Epilim (sodium valproate) were issued to those under the age of 18 years in the NHS in England in 2009. (318960)

This information is not available. NHS Prescription Services cannot supply exemption category data, e.g. children under 18, after December 2007 because the processes for pricing prescriptions and for capturing prescription charge exemption status has changed. Therefore, NHS Prescription Services cannot reliably estimate the data for each exemption category relating to the age of the patient from that date.