OIA Response: Infliximab hospital purchase data

Request dated 20 May 2019 for information relating to infliximab pack sales.

18 June 2019

[Name and contact details redacted]

Dear [Name redacted]

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your request dated 20 May 2019 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to infliximab pack sales.  You asked for:

Share your latest volume demand information with us. We are ideally wanting pack sales by month over the past 3-5 years in order to understand volume trends.

Please find the information requested below. The information provided is based on DHB hospital purchase reporting and covers the period July 2015 to December 2018. The units provided includes compounded units (ie 1 mg for ECP), converted to 100 mg vials, so the actual usage may vary by a few units because of wastage.

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

[Alison Hill's signature]

Alison Hill
Director, Engagement and Implementation

Month

Units (Inj 100 mg equivalents)

1/07/2015

1783.88

1/08/2015

1496.49

1/09/2015

1863.45

1/10/2015

1930.62

1/11/2015

2052.30

1/12/2015

2110.31

1/01/2016

1539.67

1/02/2016

1711.34

1/03/2016

2085.26

1/04/2016

2032.45

1/05/2016

1837.41

1/06/2016

1893.94

1/07/2016

2038.85

1/08/2016

2198.89

1/09/2016

2055.21

1/10/2016

2412.86

1/11/2016

2172.32

1/12/2016

2621.50

1/01/2017

1852.61

1/02/2017

2239.80

1/03/2017

2648.55

1/04/2017

2254.11

1/05/2017

2699.97

1/06/2017

2752.57

1/07/2017

2580.93

1/08/2017

2901.45

1/09/2017

2677.43

1/10/2017

2654.91

1/11/2017

3027.20

1/12/2017

2857.36

1/01/2018

2877.20

1/02/2018

2724.37

1/03/2018

3106.26

1/04/2018

2843.10

1/05/2018

3323.65

1/06/2018

3010.50

1/07/2018

2938.35

1/08/2018

3385.18

1/09/2018

3149.30

1/10/2018

3296.55

1/11/2018

3279.04

1/12/2018

3934.46