OIA response: Leuprorelin and goserelin data

Response to a request for information on leuprorelin and goserelin.

17 September 2019

[name and contact details redacted]

Dear [name redacted]

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION – LEUPRORELIN AND GOSERELIN

Thank you for your request dated 20 August under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to prescription numbers for leuprorelin and goserelin.  You asked:

  • How many subsidised prescriptions of goserelin were prescribed for 18 year olds and younger from 1 January 2018 to the end of December 2018? How many subsidised prescriptions of goserelin were prescribed for 18 year olds and younger from 1 January 2019 to the end of July 2019?
  • How many subsidised prescriptions of leuprorelin were prescribed for 18 year olds and younger from 1 January 2018 to the end of December 2018? How many subsidised prescriptions of leuprorelin were prescribed for 18 year olds and younger from 1 January 2019 to the end of July 2019?

We have provided the number of dispensed subsidised prescriptions. This does not necessarily relate to how many prescriptions were ‘prescribed’.

PHARMAC does not hold data for prescribing numbers in this form.

Please find below the information requested.

Prescriptions dispensed for patients 18 years or younger

 

2018 (Jan-Dec)

2019 (Jan-Jul)

Goserelin

139

95

Leuprorelin

1216

821

We trust that this information answers your queries. 

Yours sincerely

Alison Hill
Director, Engagement and Implementation