by Dr Murray Ellender

Risks of buying medication online

An interesting debate raised by the BBC today about the risks of buying medication online:

This highlights the importance of systems that link back to a patient’s own NHS GP. Your own GP has access to the clinical record and can make safe decisions about care. We can connect patients online to their own NHS GP, rather than a private GP, who will not have access to the record and not know about any allergies, potential drug interactions or significant previous medical history, which might be crucial.