§ Mr. Malone
The annual cost to the national health service for antibacterials prescribed by general practitioners for the last available year—1993–94—in England is:366W
Prescriptions (millions) Net ingredient cost (millions) 43.3 £171.3
1. The term antibiotics is taken to mean antibacterial drugs as defined in the British national formulary, section 5.1.
2. The figures cover prescriptions written by general practitioners and dispensed by community pharmacists and dispensing doctors.
3. The net ingredient cost is the basic cost of the drugs before discount and does not include any dispensing costs or fees.