Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The news about people being put in danger or even losing their lives because of medicines bought online are becoming more and more disturbing. The fact that you can obtain prescription drugs online without even having a prescription is something that people should be really careful with.
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency found out that 15% of British adults had digitally purchased a prescription drug without a prescription. Even more, a research undertaken by the European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines showed that 62% of these prescription medicines bought online were fake, unapproved or substandard. GP magazine reported that one in four GPs had treated patients for adverse reactions to medicines bought online.
These statistics are really troubling, thus, we want to make sure that when it comes to treatment, the only approach you are considering is to talk to a qualified health professional first. Our GP and pharmacist can help with a range of conditions, whether you think you may have a problem and want to know if certain medicines can help, or if you're already following a treatment and have questions about it. They will evaluate your condition with a series of questions and only after that they will approve a suitable prescription for you.
The fact that certain medicines need a prescription was not randomly concluded. Even more, it is not about doctors not wanting to give you the treatment either. They are called prescription medicines for diverse and important reasons. You can’t have these medicines without medical supervision because:
1. They may not be appropriate for your symptoms; self-diagnosis is usually prone to errors and can lead to inappropriate treatments.
2. They can actually harm you if you combine them with other treatments that you are following at that moment.
3. They can bring more additional side effects than you can foresee.
4. They need to be taken in a certain way and in a certain dosage.
5. Certain medicines, such as Valium, are prescription-only drugs because they are addictive.
6. Being able to buy them without a prescription may suggest that they are whether out-of-date, diluted or fake.
Apart from that, we understand that sometimes it can be difficult to differentiate registered online pharmacies from other commercial websites. For this matter, Oxford Online Pharmacy is a company you can rely on, as we value your trust, and we are consistently striving for transparency. The following trustworthy factors underpin our activity:
- we have on the website the green cross logo of the General Pharmaceutical Council, which means we are a fully registered UK pharmacy;
- being a fully registered UK pharmacy, we adhere to the standards set by the General Pharmaceutical Council;
- our doctor is registered with the General Medical Council, which regulates doctors in the UK;
- we are also a bricks and mortar pharmacy, with three physical stores located around Oxfordshire; you can find our addresses on this page;
- our online pharmacy is headed up by Stuart Gale, chief pharmacist and Dr Helen Webberley, who are both experts in their specific fields; you can find out more about them on the About Us page.
Your health should always come first. For that, we are here for you regardless of your query.