228591 - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Answered)

Liz Kendall
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on the prescription of drugs to manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the NHS in each year from 2009-10 to 2014-15.

George Freeman

The information requested cannot be provided as information on why a drug is prescribed is not collected. This is a particular issue for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as medicines used to treat COPD are also used to treat a number of other medical conditions, for example asthma.