Dispensing data for inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and long-acting beta agonists (LABA) 2020/21 to 2022/23

OIA response

Thank you for your request dated 18 September 2023 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information related to ICS/LABA usage.

We are pleased to provide you with the information in full for table 1, 2, and partially for table 3 for your request in the excel spreadsheet you provided.

Please note that we are not able to provide some of the information in tables 3 and 4.

Pharmac only holds patient information for medicines dispensed in the community. As a result, these parts of your request are withheld under s18(g) of the OIA

We trust that this information answers your queries. Please note, you have the right to make a complaint to the Ombudsman about our response to your OIA, under section 28(3) of the OIA. Details of how to make a complaint(external link) are on the Ombudsman’s website.

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