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10 facts about online pharmacies in the UK

It is safe to say that the opportunity to consult with a doctor and receive prescription medication over the internet has changed the face of medicine in the UK. But how much do you know about online pharmacies? Read on for 10 facts that will help you understand what medicines they provide and the difference between ethical online pharmacies and all the rest.

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Is Dr Fox a scam?

It’s normal to want to check that the company you’re buying your medication online from is legitimate. When it comes to your health, making sure you get the right dose for the right problem is crucial. If it isn’t, you could end up needing more serious treatment. That’s why this page is here – to make sure you know exactly why Dr Fox is the right option for you. Read in full

Medicine prices compared

Dr Fox 25%–50% cheaper medicine

When you get Champix, or Propecia, or Malarone or erectile dysfunction treatment from Dr Fox you get a good deal.

Researchers have compared prices of treatment at The Online Clinic, 121 Doc, Lloyds Online Doctor, First Med, Meds  4 All, Private Meds, Health Express and Chemist Direct.

See comparison of prices for Propecia, Champix and Malarone and erectile dysfunction.

Some online clinics are charging 2 or 3 times the wholesale price for prescription medicine. Dr Fox, on the other hand, adds around 15% to the wholesale price and provides exactly the same medicine. Read in full

Suppliers of counterfeit medicine could face up to 12 years in jail

The MHRA (Medicine and Healthcare product Regulatory Agency) is consulting on proposals to strengthen legislation against counterfeit medicine. Current legislation is not deterring the sale of counterfeit medicine, particularly the sales of prescription medicine from illegal websites.

It is estimated 50% to 90% of medication bought over the web is non-genuine. It is certainly true to say the normal checks doctors carry out  before they issue prescription medicine are not taking place when medicine is supplied on illegal websites, many based overseas. Read in full