27 July 2020: OIA response: funding and purchase data for lenalidomide and bortezomib 

27 July 2020

Dear [name and contact details withheld]

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your request dated 28 June 2020 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to lenalidomide and bortezomib. You asked for:

  • Units of lenalidomide funded for each strength and pack size by month for the period 1 January 2018 to current (both Section B and H).
  • Units of bortezomib funded for each strength and pack size by month for the period 1 January 2018 to current (both section B and H).

The information you have requested is included in the tables below.

Please note that data is not yet available for the last few months. Section B data is dispensing data and may not include wastage. Negative figures in Section H data indicate where DHB hospitals may have on-sold stock.

We trust that this information answers your queries.  We are making our information more freely available, so we will now publish selected OIA responses (excluding personal details) on our website.  Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about this.

Yours sincerely


Rachel Read
Manager, Policy and Government Services

Lenalidomide: number of capsules dispensed

Community data (Section B) 

Year Month

Cap 10 mg

Cap 15 mg

Cap 25 mg

Cap 5 mg

2018-01

2146

882

2116

 

2018-02

1799

998

1881

 

2018-03

2667

955

2184

 

2018-04

2422

882

1935

 

2018-05

2702

810

2448

 

2018-06

2466

756

2269

 

2018-07

2632

998

2562

 

2018-08

2469

1133

2100

 

2018-09

2220

1072

1988

 

2018-10

2636

1239

2352

 

2018-11

2576

1093

2163

 

2018-12

2531

1461

2111

 

2019-01

2588

1425

1848

 

2019-02

2303

1160

1704

 

2019-03

2291

1179

1638

 

2019-04

2519

1041

1890

 

2019-05

2813

1350

2250

 

2019-06

2219

858

1817

 

2019-07

2802

1246

2232

 

2019-08

2800

1154

2052

 

2019-09

2450

1132

2194

 

2019-10

2935

1144

2191

 

2019-11

2691

979

2131

 

2019-12

3029

1363

2517

 

2020-01

2954

1272

1921

 

2020-02

2334

1293

1834

 

2020-03

3028

1733

2184

 

2020-04

3312

2052

1774

28

2020-05

3716

1939

1810

84

Lenalidomide Number of capsules purchased

Hospital data (Section H)

Year Month

Cap 10 mg

Cap 15 mg

Cap 25 mg

2018-01

145

-63

-105

2018-02

-189

42

-126

2018-03

4

210

-189

2018-04

188

-42

210

2018-05

52

21

-232

2018-06

-12

0

-179

2018-07

-75

63

147

2018-08

82

-84

-63

2018-09

197

-168

133

2018-10

-117

0

-21

2018-11

271

-147

273

2018-12

187

294

273

2019-01

-180

-84

-315

2019-02

94

136

441

2019-03

62

11

-273

2019-04

10

73

126

2019-05

40

-115

-231

2019-06

-74

-53

126

2019-07

261

74

-168

2019-08

-43

21

-168

2019-09

188

-158

63

2019-10

199

137

210

2019-11

462

42

147

2019-12

441

168

252

2020-01

588

126

63

2020-02

294

0

126

2020-03

756

168

378

Bortezomib

Community data (Section B)

 

Number of mg dispensed

Number of vials dispensed

Year Month

Inj 1 mg for ECP

Inj 3.5 mg vial

2018-01

1484.5

116.46

2018-02

1415.2

117.87

2018-03

1618.85

141.03

2018-04

1456.5

140.94

2018-05

1804.54

170.47

2018-06

1601.1

162.54

2018-07

1811.6

138.21

2018-08

1693.65

115.09

2018-09

1555.55

79.84

2018-10

1670.7

90.56

2018-11

1650.6

91.46

2018-12

1679

87.51

2019-01

1425.05

102.05

2019-02

1506.5

87.22

2019-03

1677.35

117.86

2019-04

1703.05

127.13

2019-05

1762.84

162.75

2019-06

1343.75

156.52

2019-07

1673.3

210.6

2019-08

1549.4

204.41

2019-09

1570.25

165.32

2019-10

1802.6

189.81

2019-11

1577.01

152.27

2019-12

1960.9

162.24

2020-01

1529.5

178.24

2020-02

1472.05

161.62

2020-03

1653.95

250.44

2020-04

1470.75

247.66

2020-05

1055.15

175.58

Bortezomib: Number of vials purchased

Hospital data (Section H) 

Year Month

Inj 3.5 mg vial

2018-01

-64.46

2018-02

-16.87

2018-03

84.97

2018-04

23.06

2018-05

-19.47

2018-06

-6.54

2018-07

43.79

2018-08

5.74

2018-09

-14.84

2018-10

45.44

2018-11

-30.46

2018-12

63.84

2019-01

6.09

2019-02

-24.36

2019-03

22.93

2019-04

-34.78

2019-05

34.39

2019-06

32.48

2019-07

31.75

2019-08

40.45

2019-09

2.89

2019-10

27.62

2019-11

-33.27

2019-12

126.18

2020-01

67.48

2020-02

1.81

2020-03

22.56