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Request Reference: 8342 Request Date: 26 Feb 2019
Request: Iwish to request some information relating to prescribing similar to the information released under FOI request 7899 from your disclosure log under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I am interested in the numbers of individuals being prescribed the drug dexamfetamine, in any form, during the calendar years 2017 and 2018. I would like the information on the number of individual patients who received a prescription for this drug during each month of those years, and a total number of individual patients who receieved this drug at any point during each of the two years. Also the number of prescription items issued. If I could have these counts of patients and prescriptions broken down by age range that would be helpful. the age ranges I am looking at are children broken down into 3-year age brackets, 0-3,4-6,7-10,11-14,15-17, and adults in just three age ranges young adults ie 18-30, 31-54s, and the over 55s. The clarifications added to 7899 "Please note that a patient should only be counted once, regardless of how many different drugs were prescribed or the volume of items in the requested periods. I wish to receive this information in electronic format, preferably in an Excel or csv file. All English prescribing and dispensing o Maximum age at time of prescribing during the year period" would also apply to this request. Many thanks in advance.

Status: Complete
Response Date: 22 Mar 2019
Response: Please see attached response