Total number of patients in New Zealand prescribed thyroid medications by doctors and endocrinologists

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From: Belinda Hodson

Dear Ministry of Health,

I would like to request the following information from you: The total number of patients in New Zealand prescribed thyroid medications, by medication name e.g. Eltroxin, Synthroid, Cytomol, Goldshield for each of the following years: 2017, 2018 (i.e. separate figure for each of these years). If it is not possible to provide the breakdown by medication name then I would like the total number of patients prescribed medications for each of these years.

Yours faithfully,
Belinda Hodson

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Dear Belinda

Apologies for the delay in acknowledging your correspondence.

Thank you for your email dated 30 November 2018 requesting the following
information under the Official Information Act 1982:

I would like to request the following information from you: The total
number of patients in New Zealand prescribed thyroid medications, by
medication name e.g. Eltroxin, Synthroid, Cytomol, Goldshield for each of
the following years: 2017, 2018 (i.e. separate figure for each of these
years). If it is not possible to provide the breakdown by medication name
then I would like the total number of patients prescribed medications for
each of these years.

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H201808153.

As required under the Act we will endeavour to respond to your request no
later than 21 January 2018.

Please note, the three weeks between Christmas Day and 15 January the
following year do not count as working days. This means that any OIA or
LGOIMA request submitted from now may take a bit longer.
For more information, please refer to the following website:
[1]http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/

If we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we
will notify you of an extension of that time frame.

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.
 
Yours sincerely,

Jan Torres
Advisor
Ministerial Services (OIA)
[Ministry of Health request email]
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General

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From: Belinda Hodson

Dear Ministry of Health,

Hi Jan.

Not a problem as I know that at this time of year you will be rushed off your feet with new requests. I look forward to receiving the data.

Yours faithfully,

Belinda Hodson

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