Patients safety is at risk from some of these online websites.
Websites selling prescription medicines have been reprimanded by inspectors for compromising patient safety. The Care Quality Commission highlighted lax standards at four online services in its latest batch of inspections. It included one case where a patient's application was assessed in only 17 seconds by a GP. Another service was criticised for prescribing a "high volume" of opioid-based medicines without properly checking patient histories.