Staffordshire news and blogs Tuesday 23 January 2018

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Prescriptions for Antidepressant and Diabetes Drugs rise across England

5 Jul 16

The latest data for England shows prescriptions for antidepressants and drugs to tackle diabetes have gone up, but doctors are giving out fewer antibiotics, the Health and Social Care Information Centre report suggests.

Figures show that doctors and other health staff issued more than one billion prescriptions in 2015, more than double compared to a decade ago. For the ninth year in a row, diabetes drugs cost the most to the NHS at £2.6m per day…

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