– Nimo Ahmed, head of enforcement at the MHRA,
Counterfeit and unlicensed medicines are potentially lethal - you have no assurances about ingredients, quality or how the medicines have been made.
Despite these risks, our recent seizures of vast quantities of illegal medicines demonstrate that there is still a huge demand in the UK.
This campaign aims to further educate the public so they are aware of the potential dangers and we can work towards halting this dangerous criminal market.
Buying prescription medicines online without a prescription is becoming more popular according to pharmacists.