HC Deb 21 February 1964 vol 689 c251W
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.

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