General Pharmaceutical Council responds to BBC Panorama

The General Pharmaceutical Council responds to the BBC Panorama programme ‘Online Doctors Uncovered’

Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the GPhC said:

“The BBC Panorama programme highlights some significant concerns that we share about potential risks for people obtaining medicines online. We are playing our part, along with other regulators in strengthening the safeguards in place for patients and the public through our regulation of pharmacies and pharmacy professionals in Great Britain. We are currently seeking views about the actions that online pharmacy owners in Great Britain would be expected to take to make sure people obtain medicines safely online. This is a rapidly changing area and we want to make sure we are addressing all the issues, so we would encourage people to respond to our consultation.”

 Our online pharmacies discussion paper is available here.

You can see BBC Panorama’s programme Online Doctors Uncovered on their website here.