UK: Pill ‘shopping’ made easier…the holes keep appearing!

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Prescription-only drugs being sold by online doctor sites (August 2018)

Some online doctor sites are selling prescription-only medications to potentially vulnerable patients, a BBC Panorama investigation has found.

Nikki, who suffered with addiction to prescription painkillers after an operation, and Eleanor who had anorexia as a teenager, were both able to buy prescription drugs online. Both women checked with their GPs before agreeing to help Panorama.

The Care Quality Commission, England’s healthcare regulator, advises patients to only use sites that are registered with it.


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