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Request Reference: 7880 Request Date: 03 Aug 2018
Request: Dear FOI officer Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request how many individual patients were prescribed the following drugs in each of the previous five years. Please state the total number of patients prescribed each drug during each year. Within these yearly totals, please state how many individual patients were supplied with each drug via an online consultation/prescription. How many of the following drugs were prescribed in each of the previous five years. Please state the total number of each drug prescribed during each year. Within these yearly totals please state how many of each drug were supplied via an online consultation/prescription. If possible please provide the total number of each drug supplied to each region in the UK. Please also provide a breakdown by age group of the recipient (eg total number of each drugs provided to people withina certain age group). Fentanyl (also known as Actiq, Duragesic and Sublimaze and other brand names) Oxycodone (also known as Oxycontin) Meperidine (also known as Demerol) Hydrocodone (brand names include Vicodin, Norco, and Zohydro among others) Morphine (sold under the brand names including Duramorph and MS Contin) Percocet Codeine Methadone (brand names include Dolophine and Methadose) Hydromorphone (brand names include Dilaudid) Oxymorphone (brand names include Opana, Numorphan and Numorphone) zopiclone temazepam Benzphetamine (Didrex) Diethylpropion Mazindol Valium Ativan Xanax Pregabalin Gabapentin Some parts of this request may be easier to answer than others, and should this prove to be the case I would ask that you release available data as soon as possible rather than hold up the entire request. I would prefer to receive this information electronically and in a machine readable format. If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act, please inform me of that fact at the earliest opportunity and cite the exemptions used. If you need any clarification then please contact me via email. Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future. Kind Regards [Name redacted][On 31 August 2018 you clarified the following:]Please provide national totals for England, as well as breakdowns for North of England, Midlands and East of England, London and South of England, as suggested. Please provide data for the three fiscal years dating back only to April 2015 (Eg. April 15-May 16, April 16-May 17, April 17-May 18). Please provide a breakdown by age in the following groupings: Under 13 13 - 16 17 - 19 20 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 Over 90

Status: Complete
Response Date: 28 Sep 2018
Response: Please see attached response