23 September 2021: OIA response | Details of all subsidised medicines from 2015 to 2020

23 September 2021 

Dear [name and contact details withheld] 

Request for information

I am writing further to my previous letter to you, dated 26 August 2021, regarding your request under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA).

Further to the information provided in my previous letter, please find attached a list of medicines subsidised in the years of 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21.

The data provided includes medicines split by financial year, chemical and formulation name and details the brand name, pack size, base unit measurement of the medicine, total units dispensed, total packs dispensed and gross cost of funding the medicine. Please refer to the notes within the data provided for more detail of what information has/has not been included.

As with any dataset of this size, there will be some inaccuracies due to a range of factors including entry and processing errors. While we have taken all reasonable care in preparing these figures we are not able to guarantee that they are entirely accurate.

We trust that this information answers your queries. We are making our information more freely available, so we 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