Today this story was published. (Please do follow the link to read the full details. I don't think you have to register to view.)
I find it interesting:
o... That they refer to "illicit online sources" - when it is quite clear that at least some are bona fide in every way.
o... Then that people do this to avoid embarrassment.
o... Or to get the medicines more quickly.
Funnily enough, they do not mention:
o... People desperately trying to get medicines which the NHS will not provide/fund.
o... That many people end up waiting for weeks for delivery and would far rather go to their local pharmacy.
o... That this often costs far more than an NHS prescription - even if you had to pay!
Also the whole story is somewhat ironic given the issues raised by my first pharmacy-related blog today:
Half of pharmacists have customers who buy medicines online without prescription
Mon, 17/12/2012 - 14:56
By News team
Customers ask pharmacists about purchasing prescription medicines online without a prescription
Half of pharmacists have customers who admit to buying prescription medicines online without a prescription, according to statistics released today (17 December 2012) by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in association with Pfizer.
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