The data for this chart comes from : Health & Social Care Information Centre; the NHS Wales Informatics Service; the Information Service Division for Scotland; Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for Northern Ireland.

This chart shows the three drugs most commonly dispensed in each of the four countries of the UK in 2013.

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Simvastatin is prescribed for  treatment of the cardiovascular system.

Simvastatin appeared in all the four countries' top three drugs dispensed in 2013, making it the most commonly prescribed drug in the UK.

 

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