The cost of drugs prescribed by general practitioners in England rose by 13.4% between 1991 and 1992, bringing the total amount spent on medicines prescribed in the community last year to £2858 million. In the same period the number of items dispensed rose by 4.6%, or 4.2% per head of population, and the average cost per item increased by 8.5%, from £6.20 to £6.72. These figures are contained in the latest issue of the Statistical Bulletin,1 published annually by the Department of Health.
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