Consumers can’t tell fake online pharmacies from real

Most UK consumers can’t tell the difference between legitimate and fake online pharmacies, a pharmacy-funded survey shows.

Only 39% of respondents recognised a mandatory online logo, introduced last year by the UK healthcare regulator, which is intended as an industry seal of approval.

The survey also found:

  • 41% of respondents who avoided purchasing medications online did so because they were concerned the products

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