§ Mr. Pavitt
asked the Minister of Health how many prescriptions were issued on EC10 forms by general practitioners for the drugs bendrofluazide, hydroflumethiazide and hydrochlorothiazide during any specific period in 1963; in what percentage of cases were the generic names given above used; and in what percentage these drugs were prescribed under trade names.
§ Mr. Barber
The estimated figures for the year ended 30th September last are:
Preparation Number of prescriptions dispensed by chemists Percentage of prescriptions using proprietary name Bendrofluazide 530,000 85 Hydroflumethiazide 180,000 95 Hydrochlorothiazide 170,000 85
Note: These drugs are available only in proprietary form.