To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many pregnant women received folic acid through NHS prescription to prevent hydrocephalus in each of the last five years.
8 September 2014
Information is not collected centrally on the number of people prescribed medicines or the medical condition being treated. However, information is available on the number of prescription items dispensed in the community in England. The following table provides information on folic acid for the latest available 5 year period:
The number of prescription items for folic acid, written in the United
Source: Prescription Cost Analysis provided by the Health and Social Care Information Centre