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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-01065
Asked by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 25 June 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how many prescriptions for antidepressants have been made in each year since 2007, also broken down by NHS board area.

Current status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 29 July 2021


Answer

The Scottish Government does not hold the information requested. All information on prescribed and dispensed items are published, and categorised by British National Formulary chapter, in both monthly open data files and as part of the annual Dispenser Payments and Prescription Cost Analysis which was released on 29 September 2020. Public Health Scotland published data does not provide details on reason for prescribing a specific medicine.