27 September 2021: OIA response | Abiraterone acetate Special Authority application outcomes in 2020

27 September 2021

Dear [name and contact details withheld] 

Request for information 

Thank you for your request dated 6 September 2021 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to abiraterone acetate. You requested: 

The numbers of all Special Authority Initiations and Renewals for 2020 by quarter for SA2003 abiraterone acetate. 

Please refer to the tables below for the data requested. 

Additionally, please note that SA2003 was not active in any of the period requested. We have extracted data for the requested period using previous application form versions (SA1767 and SA1914). 

Table 1: Special Authority applications approved in calendar year 2020

Application type

Q1 2020

Q2 2020

Q3 2020

Q4 2020

Total

Initial

114

126

125

87

452

Renewal

145

131

177

160

613

Total

1,065

Table 2: Special Authority applications declined in calendar year 2020

Application type

Q1 2020

Q2 2020

Q3 2020

Q4 2020

Total

Elapsed Renewal

   

≤10

≤10

≤10

Initial

≤10

14

17

11

51

No type

 

≤10

≤10

 

≤10

Renewal

52

62

62

51

227

Total

291

Please note that we approach our assessment of requests for information under the OIA on the basis that once we release the information to you it becomes available to any other party in that exact form (whether by you distributing it to others or by virtue of us receiving the same request from a different third party). 

Where 10 or fewer people were counted, we have changed the number shown to "≤10" as we believe this is necessary to protect the privacy of these people (section 9(2)(a) of the OIA). 

As required under the OIA, we also considered whether, in the circumstances, the withholding of this information was outweighed by other considerations which render it desirable, in the public interest, to make this information available. In this case we did not consider that the public interest outweighed the reasons for withholding the information. 

Please note you have the right, by way of complaint under section 28(3) of the OIA to an Ombudsman, to seek an investigation and review of our decision. 

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