Any websites which sell ED pills in the UK
should be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Medicines must
originate from a pharmacy which is GPhC-registered. Choose a trusted website
such as Webmed Pharmacy which is fully compliant with guidelines set out by
regulatory bodies in the UK.
On all fully approved and regulated websites
you should be able to click on a link that will take you to the CQC register.
would advise anyone obtaining medicines from an online pharmacy to check if the
website is legitimately registered by looking for the General Pharmaceutical Council, GPhC,
voluntary logo and the mandatory EU common logo.
We would then recommend that you click
on each logo which should take you through to that
particular pharmacy’s entry on the GPhC register and the Medicines and
Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) register.
The common logo for legally operating
online pharmacies/retailers in the EU Member States was introduced by Directive
2011/62/EU (the Falsified Medicines Directive) as one of the measures to fight
against falsified medicines.
Therefore, since 1st of July 2015, all online pharmacies or retailers of medicines, legally operating in the EU have to display the following logo:-
How does the logo work?
The logo links to the website of the
national competent authority listing all legally operating online
pharmacies/retailers. National websites are listed with the European Medicines
Agency. By simply clicking on the logo a purchaser of the medicines online will
be sent to the entry of the pharmacy on that national list, thus completing the
The logo can be trusted only if a
purchaser, after clicking, is redirected to the entry of that pharmacy on the
list of legally operating on-line pharmacies and retailers registered in that
Member State on the national authority web-page
Also, all pharmacies in Great Britain,
including those providing internet services, must be registered with the GPhC
and meet their standards for registered pharmacies.
GPhC operates a voluntary internet pharmacy logo scheme to provide reassurance
to patients and the public that they are purchasing medicines online from
registered pharmacies who have to meet GPhC standards.
Therefore, anybody buying medicines from an
online pharmacy can check if the pharmacy is legitimately registered by
clicking on the logo or going directly to the GPhC website and searching their
The EU common logo is a legal requirement
across Europe that applies to all retailers of medicines whilst the GPhC
voluntary logo is applicable only to UK registered pharmacies.
What other checks can be made?
You should be able to easily find the name
and address of the pharmacy operating the website, as an online supplier who
conceals its physical address is a warning sign that their products could be
dangerous. The WHO estimates that 50 per cent of medicines available from such
websites are counterfeit.
You should avoid websites which offer to
supply prescription only medicines without a prescription as registered
pharmacies are required to check that a medicine is suitable for a patient
before selling it. Therefore, if you are not asked to provide information about
your health before making a purchase then you would be wise to go elsewhere.
you order any medication from our UK registered and regulated pharmacy you can
be assured that you are doing so safely, legally and discreetly.
Read our blog - Are you buying fake medicines online?