Table 4

Number of items prescribed in England from 1990 to 1999. Prescription Cost Analysis system (Department of Health)

1990199119921993199419951996199719981999% Change
% Change, percentage change between 1990 and 1999.
Aspirin 75 mg19302851377646915896647277378638978110 848462
Aspirin 300 mg1219822797764154815171501145213671203−1
Oral anticoagualants1153134714771665195822462589293833123698221
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs16 38717 39717 97318 08017 89417 54317 72218 04718 29718 53413
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors510117818852681380851366556758289291651
H2 receptor antagonists62017149753477657864765975477208684664554
Proton pump inhibitors182465116320953230448456916812814395275126