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An Australian lottery company is one of three companies that purchased the patient records of more than 21,000 people from an online pharmacy.

Pharmacy2U, the UK’s largest NHS-approved online pharmacy has been fined £130,000 (A$277,000) for the sale of patient information including the names and address of 21,500 patients in 2014 deliberating targeting the elderly and vulnerable individuals.

An investigation by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) revealed that marketing company Alchemy Direct Media put up the details of more than 100,000