What is different about Dr Fox?
An online chemist or internet pharmacy will generally only supply prescribed medications after you have sent them your prescription by post.
At the time of writing, Dr Fox is one of only 2 organisations in the UK licensed and authorised to provide both an online consultation and an online prescription fulfilled by our NHS partner internet pharmacy and delivered direct to your door.
Read here for more details on the regulation of internet pharmacies.
Who regulates online pharmacies?
- Pharmacies are regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council and are also usually members of National Pharmacy Association.
- Private medical practices are regulated by the Care Quality Commission.
- Medications are regulated by the Medications and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
- Doctors are regulated by the General Medical Council.
Online chemist is the most common term used in the UK to search for prescription medications and other pharmacy only products online.
Internet pharmacy tends to be a more commonly used term in the US where prescription medications are more widely available online, but increasingly is used as a term to search for similar services in the UK. Internet pharmacy has the same meaning as online chemist.