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NHS: Drugs

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 58327, tabled on 18 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what stocks of (a) meropenem, (b) doxycycline, (c) fentanyl, (d) morphine, (e) midazolam, (f) levomepromazine, (g) paracetamol, (h) ibuprofen, (i) salbutamol inhaler doses and (j) amoxicillin were held in (a) the Essential Medicines Buffer Stock or (b) the UK Stockpile of Medicines for Covid-19 Preparedness, as of 1 October 2021.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

10 November 2021

The following table shows the stocks of products in the Essential Medicines Buffer Stock (EMBS) and the United Kingdom Stockpile of Medicines for COVID-19 Preparedness in England as of 1 October. Data for the stocks held by the devolved administrations for the UK Stockpile of Medicines is not held.

EMBS

COVID-19 Stockpile

Meropenem

94,398 vials

382,130 vials

Doxycycline

0

816,184 capsules

Fentanyl (vials)

0

2,337,687 vials

Morphine injectables

0

364,646 vials

Morphine tablets

0

25,015 tablets

Morphine oral solution

100,739 bottles

0

Midazolam

0

5,563,570 ampoules/vials

Levomepromazine

0

776,600 ampoules

Paracetamol infusion

0

1,321,453 bottles

Paracetamol

0

3,351,232 tablets

Ibuprofen

0

0

Salbutamol inhaler

0

0

Amoxicillin

0

0

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