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Request Reference: 7473 Request Date: 09 Feb 2018
Request: Any data related to the number of unique patients on benzodiazepines and z drugs, including duration of prescribing, for the last full two years for which data is available The number of unique patients who have been prescribed a) antidepressants and b) opioids for the last full two years for which data is available and any other related data including the duration of prescribing periods [Following a verbal discussion, you clarified your request, on 19 March 2018, to be for the following] 1. The number of patients in England who have been prescribed benzodiazepines, z drugs, antidepressants and opioids. These must be separated out into separate drugs, rather than a total for all of them. 2. The data is required for the past 2 years i.e. the last two full years for which data is available i.e. 2015/16 and 2016/17 3. You want the information broken down by age. May I have a total for each drug, then additionally numbers for those aged 0-12 and also those aged 0-17

Status: Complete
Response Date: 18 Apr 2018
Response: Please see attached response.