Change in Respiratory Drug Prescribing

Helen Booth made this Freedom of Information request to Prescription Pricing Division

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Dear Prescription Pricing Division,

I am interested in assessing the national change in respiratory drug prescribing, specifically that of tiotropium (class 3.1.2) and the combination corticosteroid/long-acting beta-agonist drugs (class 3.2).

The drugs I would like data on are:

Tiotropium also prescribed as Spiriva

Budesonide/Formoterol also prescribed as Symbicort

Fluticasone/Salmeterol also prescribed as Seretide

For reference I have listed below all of the available doses and forms of the above drugs, which are prescribed.

Please could I request the total net ingredient cost per drug per PCT for each of the 152 PCTs in England. Could I have this for each quarter from the 4th quarter 2006- 4th quarter 2010.

Thank you very much for your assistance.

Tiotropium (each dose/form):

Spiriva Respimat_Inha 2.5mg (60D) + Dev

Spiriva_Pdr for Inh cap 18mcg

Spiriva_Pdr for Inh cap 18mcg + handihaler

Tiotropium_Inha 2.5mcg (60D) CFF + Dev

Tiotropium_Pdr for Inh cap 18mcg

Tiotropium_Pdr for Inh cap 18mcg + Dev

Combination inhalers (each dose/form):

Budesonide/Formoterol Inh B/A 100/6 120D

Budesonide/Formoterol Inh B/A 200/6 120D

Budesonide/Formoterol Inh B/A 400/12 60D

Symbicort_Turbohaler 100mcg/6mcg 120D

Symbicort_Turbohaler 200mcg/6mcg 120D

Symbicort_Turbohaler 400mcg/12mcg 60D

Fluticasone/Salmeterol_Inh 100/50mcg 60D

Fluticasone/Salmeterol_Inh 125/25mcg 120D

Fluticasone/Salmeterol_Inh 250/25mcg 120D

Fluticasone/Salmeterol_Inh 250/50mcg 60D

Fluticasone/Salmeterol_Inh 50/25mcg 120D

Fluticasone/Salmeterol_Inh 500/50mcg 60D

Seretide 100_Accuhaler 100mcg/50mcg 60D

Seretide 250_Accuhaler 250mcg/50mcg 60D

Seretide 500_Accuhaler 500mcg/50mcg 60D

Seretide 125_Evohaler 125mcg/25mcg 120D

Seretide 250_Evohaler 250mcg/25mcg 120D

Seretide 50_Evohaler 50mcg/25mcg 120D

Yours faithfully,
Helen Pascale

Deborah Williams,

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Dear Ms Booth,

Please find attached a letter regarding your recent Freedom of
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Many thanks

Debbie Williams
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NHS Business Services Authority
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