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Request Reference: 8348 Request Date: 27 Feb 2019
Request: I wish to request, under the Freedom of Information Act: 1) Which NHS Trusts/Locality/Community Commissioning Groups issued an NHS prescription in 2012-2018, and how many they issued, for: a) Adderall XR in each of its respective dosages b) Adderall in each of its respective dosages c) Alprazolam (Xanax) in each of its respective dosages [On 23 April 2019 you clarified the following:] To address your questions, I have answered each of your points in turn: We will include prescribing by all Commissioners/Providers in England, regardless of where the items were dispensed. Is this as required? -- Yes, this is correct. We will provide number of items for all presentations of alprazolam (including the brand Xanex) and all of amphetamine/dexamfetamine ( i.e. the generic equivalent of Adderall/Adderall XR. Is this as expected? -- This is partially correct. Any presentation of Alprazolam (including Xanax) is fine. However, Adderall and Adderall XR are Mixed Amphetamine Salts (the latter an extended/modified preparation of the same) and, although similar, is not the same drug as Dexamphetamine/Lisdexamphetamine. By ‘I wish to request, under the Freedom of Information Act: 1) Which NHS Trusts/Locality/Community Commissioning Groups issued an NHS prescription in 2012-2018, and how many they issued, for: a) Adderall XR in each of its respective dosages b) Adderall in each of its respective dosages c) Alprazolam (Xanax) in each of its respective dosages’ Does this mean data is required only for those NHS trusts/locality/CCG prescribing the specified presentations in each of the years 2014-2018, or does it require organisations which issued a prescription for any presentation is also wanted for each of the years? -- I only require the data for those trusts/localities/CCGs in each of the years which have prescribed the specified presentations. I hope that I have understood your questions and I trust my response clarifies this request, but if you seek any further clarification, please don''t hesitate to contact me.

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

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