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Request Reference: 8832 Request Date: 15 Oct 2019
Request: I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible. I would like to know the following: • The total cost of supplying Methadone for the year 2018. • How many people are prescribed it? I would be interested in any information held by your organization regarding my request. I understand that I do not have to specify particular files or documents and that it is the department’s responsibility to provide the information I require. If you require further clarification, please contact me via email. I would like to receive this information in Word format. If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask you justify all deletions by reference to specify exceptions of the Act. I will also expect you to release all the non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request. I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as outlined by the statute. Please note this information will not be used commercially and it is for personal use only. [On 31 October 2019 you clarified the following:] I will respond in the order that you requested. • I require data for all Methadone in both BNF sections. • I require total costs and fees. Please break down the figures showing what is attributed to ingredient, costs and fees and to whom! etc. • I would like the time period to be your particular financial year for 2018. I trust that I have clarified your questions. However, if in the meantime I can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me. [On 26 November 2019 you clarified the following: To further clarify, I only wish to have the following: 1. Prescribing for England only. 2. Opioid dependency only. [On 6 January 2020 you clarified the following] • I would like the time period to be January to December 2018. • I would like fees/costs for the CCG.

Status: Complete
Response Date: 03 Feb 2020
Response: Please see attached response.

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