– Neal Patel, of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)
It's clear from our members that patients are still unaware of the potential risks associated with purchasing medicines online from unregulated or unverified websites.
Some of these illegal sites are very professional and look like legitimate online pharmacies, but supply dangerous fakes or unlicensed medicines that have serious health implications.
Our advice is clear; always buy medicines in person or online from a genuine UK bricks and mortar based pharmacy.
Buying prescription medicines online without a prescription is becoming more popular according to pharmacists.