All local and online pharmacies in Great Britain must be registered with General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and meet its quality standards.
The GPhC operates an “internet pharmacy logo scheme” to provide reassurance to the people that they are buying medications online from registered pharmacies, which have to meet GPhC standards.
If you want to buy medicines from an internet pharmacy, you should check if the pharmacy is registered with GPhC by finding its logo on the home page of the website.
From 1 July 2015, any pharmacy in UK selling medicines to public through a website also needs to get registered with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The pharmacy should be on the MHRA’s list of UK registered online pharmacies.
Plus, they also need to display the EU common logo on each page of their site offering medicines, even after they already display the GPhC logo. The registered EU common logo is linked to their entry in the MHRA’s registered internet pharmacies.
The EU common logo is one of the legal requirements across the Europe, which applies to all suppliers of medicines, while the GPhC seal is applicable to registered pharmacies.
You will find the information about the EU common logo on the MHRA website. A pharmacy in UK will need to use the MHRA portal to register the use of the seal. Check the MHRA website for further guidance.
You can contact MHRA if you have concerns about an internet pharmacy supplying medications that is not registered in the Great Britain.
Pharmacy Outlet is a UK’s registered online pharmacy. On the site’s home page, you will find both the MHRA and GPhC logo, which indicates that the pharmacy is registered and has the license to supply medicines in UK legally.
This online pharmacy is owned and operated by Pharmacentric Limited. It is located at 40 London Road, Blackwater, Camberley, Surrey GU17 9AA. If you have any queries, you can call on 03333 222 400 or drop an email at email@example.com.