Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors and H2 Antagonists (compounded or not) in the paediatric population from 1995 to 2015

Joanne Matthews made this Freedom of Information request to Therapeutic Goods Administration

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Joanne Matthews

Dear Therapeutic Goods Administration,

I would like to request the available information on the use of
Proton Pump Inhibitors and H2 Antagonists in the paediatric
population from 1996 to 2015 in whatever form it is available. We are interested in both compounded and non-compounded prescriptions.

We would like to know the age of recipients, annual totals etc.
Disaggregated where possible would provide us with the best ability to discern any changes in rate of diagnosis and prescription patterns over time. We are less concerned with the form of the information and more with understanding the pattern of diagnosis and treatment in the paediatric population.

We are trying to ascertain if there has been any discernible increase in the last 20 years and if children are being diagnosed with the condition earlier and remain with it for longer.

Our intention is to help aid our organisation's planning and to be able to inform health services of any trends that we find.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Joanne Matthews
National President
Reflux Infants Support Association

Yours faithfully,

Joanne Matthews

FOI, Therapeutic Goods Administration

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Dear Mrs Joanne Matthews


I refer to your request to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee
and the Therapeutic Goods Administration for information on the use of
Proton Pump Inhibitors and H2 Antagonists in the paediatric population
from 1996 to 2015.


The type of data that you are seeking is generally held by the Department
of Human Services.  Information about how you can request the type of
information you are seeking from the Department of Human Services is
provided in the link below.




Written requests can be sent to:

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Information Gateway and Governance Branch Department of Human Services PO
Box 7788 Canberra BC ACT 2610 Australia


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If you wish to discuss this matter further, please contact the FOI unit on
(02) 6289 1666 or email [3][email address].


Kind regards


FOI Advisor


Ministerial, Parliamentary, Executive Support & Governance Branch | People
Capability & Communication

Australian Government Department of Health

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