Prescriptions related to statin medication and diabetes-related medication

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Dear Borders NHS Board,

On 13 March 2019, Dr Tim Patterson told the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee:

"we currently spend about £25m in primary care prescribing and £10m in secondary care prescribing…which has gone up by 42% in the past four years.”

What percentage of these totals (£25 m in primary care and £10 m in secondary care) is spent on statin medication and on diabetes-related medication?

Could you also give a breakdown, please, of expenditure on the specific diabetes-related medications involved? eg insulin, metformin etc.

Yours faithfully,

George Winter

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Thank you for your recent FOI enquiry, we will reply promptly and in any event, a response will be sent no later than 24 June 2019.

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