OIA response: Utrogestan SA

Request for information on the number of people prescribed Utrogestan SA and the cost of this.

[Name and contact details withheld]

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: UTROGESTAN SA

You have requested data on Utrogestan SA for prevention of pre-term labour, specifically:

  • The number of patients who have received one or more prescriptions of Utrogestan SA over the last 5 years and
  • The total dollar value of these prescriptions to PHARMAC each year (over the last 5 years).

Your request has been considered under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA).  PHARMAC does not hold information about the number of scripts that were issued or about dispensing of unfunded Utrogestan.  We have therefore interpreted your request as being for information about the dispensing of funded Utrogestan. 

This information is provided in the table below.

Table – Number of patients dispensed funded Utrogestan under Special Authority by year (2015-2019) and gross cost

Year

Number of Patients

Gross Cost ($)

2015

252

$19,521.54

2016

285

$20,527.21

2017

302

$20,324.77

2018

317

$22,283.92

2019

376

$27,741.62

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