FOI 3095 Cyanide Antidotes

The laid out questions are structured as follows: 1 question on cyanide antidotes, 1 question on levothyroxine and 1 question on Primidone. Each question will be split into price paid per unit, total expenditure and volume brought per financial year. 

1) Does your trust hold stocks of the following Cyanide poisoning antidotes: Cyanokit (hydroxocobalamin), Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Thiosulfate and Dicobalt Edetate?

  • If yes, what is your stock volume and total expenditure by financial year from FY11-12 to present day for each individual medication?  Please see table below.
  • If yes, what is the price paid per unit for each medication type?  This information is commercially sensitive, therefore applying S43 exemption.

 

Drug name Product Kept at RSCH Current stock level  (03/03/17) Expenditure per financial year
FY13-14 FY14-15 FY15-16 FY16-17
Cyanokit (hydroxocobalamin)

 

Cyanokit No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sodium Nitrite

 

  No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sodium Thiosulfate

 

SODIUM THIOSULPHATE  50%  Injection Yes 0 £0 £0 £208.73 £0
Dicobalt Edetate

 

DICOBALT EDETATE 300 mg in 20ml Injection Yes 1 x 6  x 20ml £0 £117 £141 £281

 

2) Does your trust hold stocks of Levothyroxine in the following forms: Tablets ( 25mcg, 50mcg & 100mcg), Oral solution (25mcg/5ml, 50mcg/5ml, 100mcg/5ml) and Levothyroxine solution for injection (IV or IM)

  • If yes, what is your stock volume and total expenditure by financial year from FY11-12 to present day for each individual medication? Please see table below
  • If yes, what is the price paid per unit for each medication type? This information is commercially sensitive, therefore applying S43 exemption.

 

Drug name Product Kept at RSCH Current stock level (03/03/17) Expenditure per financial year
FY13-14 FY14-15 FY15-16 FY16-17
Levothyroxine Levothyroxine 25mcg Tablets Yes 14 x 28 tablets £1,210 £1,404 £1,604 £1,531
Levothyroxine Levothyroxine 50mcg Tablets Yes 21 x 28 tablets £791 £896 £884 £727
Levothyroxine Levothyroxine 100mcg Tablets Yes 11 x 28 tablets £733 £655 £806 £691
Levothyroxine Levothyroxine Oral solution 25mcg/5ml No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Levothyroxine Levothyroxine Oral solution 50mcg/5ml Yes 2 £5,446 £7,928 £17,682 £7,343
Levothyroxine Levothyroxine Oral solution 100mcg/5ml Yes 0 £1,176 £1,345 £320  £0
Levothyroxine Levothyroxine solution for injection (IV or IM) No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

3)Does your trust hold stocks of Primidone in the following forms: tablets (50mg & 250mg)

  • If yes, what is your stock volume and total expenditure by financial year from FY11-12 to present day for each individual medication? Please see table below
  • If yes, what is the price paid per unit for each medication type? This information is commercially sensitive, therefore applying S43 exemption

 

Drug name Product Kept at RSCH Current stock level (03/03/17) Expenditure per financial year
FY13-14 FY14-15 FY15-16 FY16-17
Primidone PRIMIDONE 50 mg Tablets Yes 2 x 100 tablets £249 £643 £693 £499
Primidone PRIMIDONE 250 mg Tablets Yes 1 x 100 tablets £130 £409 £383 £657

 

Note:  Total expenditure data for financial year 2013/14 and onwards has been supplied in the above tables.  Data prior to this date would require complex extraction methods and the cost of compliance would exceed the appropriate time limit under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.

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