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Cost of sedatives and opioids (FOI)

Cost of sedatives and opioids (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 13 February 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Could Health and Social Services Department provide:


The total cost to the department in pounds for all sedatives and opioids used in the following years:

  • 2016

  • 2017

  • 2018

  • 2019

I am happy to be supplied the information on the sedative Midazolam which is sold under trade / brand names such as Versed, Nayzilam, Seizaalm.

Please provide a break down of the total costs to health, and the total amounts of the drugs used each year regardless of use.


The total cost to the department in pounds for Oxycodone and Midazolam for the four years listed above.


Please see below the information requested.

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​Year ​





​Opioids Total (including oxycodone) ​

£​41,510  ​£48,732​£46,650 ​£45,399
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​


​Injection ​£1,401​£1,798 ​£2,499£​2,483






​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​


​Buccal solution for epilepsy​£6,836​£8,842​£13,190​£13,776
Injection​​£1,108 ​£1,786​£2,742​£1,584







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