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Antidepressant Drugs: Nhs Costs

Volume 570: debated on Friday 8 March 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What is the annual cost of drugs prescribed for the treatment of depression, and whether they are able to identify an average cost per patient.

The cost to the National Health Service of antidepressant drugs dispensed in England in 1994 was £117.2 million (net ingredient cost). It is not possible to identify average costs per patient.