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Request Reference: 7609 Request Date: 28 Mar 2018
Request: Recently you provided an answer to a question in parliament to the effect that there were 3.1 million people (unique users) who were prescribed opioids in 2017. I have been told that this relates only to BNF category 4.7.2. My question is as follows: 1. What is the total number of people who were prescribed opioids in 2017 if we include the following three opioid compound categories from BNF 4.7.1, namely: - Co-codamol - Co-dydramol - Co-proxamol

Status: Complete
Response Date: 27 Apr 2018
Response: Please see attached response