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S5W-16971: Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 31 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what the cost of prescriptions for sleeping pills has been in each of the last three years, broken down by (a) drug type and (b) NHS board.

Answered by: Shona Robison 12 June 2018

The Dispenser Payments and Prescription Cost Analysis report provides, on an annual basis, information on the volume and cost of drugs prescribed in the community, including hypnotics for the treatment of sleeping disorders.

The report is published on the National Services Scotland Information Services Division website:-

www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Prescribing-and-Medicines/Community-Dispensing/Dispenser-Remuneration/

The information requested in part (b) of the question is not available in a format which can be aggregated by substance or therapeutic group.