Prescription Drugs: Sales

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 14 May 2024.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Exports)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to tackle the online sale of prescription-only medications without a prescription.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The sale and supply of prescription-only medicines is regulated by the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (HMR). The HMR provides inspection and enforcement powers for the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, and creates criminal offences in respect of non-compliance with those regulations. At this time, the Department has no plans to legislate the online sale of prescription-only medicines without a prescription.

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