Rise in purchase of medicines online

More drugs are being sold online, pharmacists have said Credit: Julien Behal/PA Wire

More and more people are buying medicines online without a prescription, according to pharmacists.

A poll by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and pharmaceutical company Pfizer reveals that three-quarters of pharmacists believe it has become more common.

Out of 650 pharmacists questioned, almost half knew of a customer who had turned to the internet to get hold of a medicine.

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Rise in medicines sold online

Buying prescription medicines online without a prescription is becoming more popular according to pharmacists.