GPhC responds to Daily Mail investigation

In response to the Daily Mail investigation that talks about the illegal supply of Prescription Only Medicines, Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the GPhC said: 

“We are working closely with the MHRA on a major ongoing investigation into the diversion of prescription medicines away from the normal supply chain.  We have already taken action to suspend six pharmacists under interim orders and are actively reviewing at each stage of the investigations whether we need to take further action to protect the public. 

“We would like to thank the Daily Mail for raising with us the concerns identified through their investigation; this is particularly useful as we do not have legal powers to carry out our own undercover investigations. We are investigating these concerns and will take any urgent action where required to protect the public.

“We would also strongly urge people not to take any prescription medicines unless this has been prescribed by a health professional who is satisfied that the medicine is clinically appropriate for them, otherwise they could be putting their health at serious risk.”