Drugs for cardiovascular disease (CVD) make up four of the five highest places among the top 10 most prescribed generic drugs
The thyroid treatment levothyroxine sodium is the only non-CVD treatment encroaching in the top five places.
Numbers of prescriptions for two proton-pump inhibitors (lansoprazole and omeprazole) are almost equal and scrape in to the tail end of the top 10, though if combined these two would be amongst the top three most prescribed generic drugs.
|Top 10 most prescribed generic drugs|
Source: NHS Information Centre
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