Sunscreen prescriptions in 2023

OIA response

Thank you for your request dated 23 February 2024 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to sunscreen. You requested:

How many prescriptions and what was the value (in dollars) of sunscreen dispensed in 2023 in community pharmacy and in Hospital pharmacies? If possible could you also include the number of individual people that have received sunscreen on prescription in 2023?

You will find the information you requested below, as held by Pharmac on 6 March 2024, for the calendar year 2023. Note that the number of patients is not recorded for hospital dispensings.






$       54,581.64




$          1,875.50



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