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EC-logo-online-pharma-National languagesJune 24 2014
Scheme aims to help tackle falsified medicines
A logo to authenticate internet pharmacy businesses has been introduced by the European Commission.

The logo, which appears as a white cross set against a green and grey striped background, is intended to alert the public to buy medicines only from authorised pharmacies.

Underneath it will be the words 'Click to verify if the website is operating legally'. This will link to the respective national regulatory body for where the pharmacy operates.

UK online pharmacies have been able to operate with a logo since 2008 under a voluntary scheme set up by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, now operated by the General Pharmaceutical Council.

The GPhC charges a fee to register the online pharmacy. While it is not mandatory, having the GPhC 'Registered Pharmacy' website logo provides customers with an assurance that the website is regulated and that medicines will be authentic.

This EU new logo has been introduced under the European Directive on Falsified Medicines 2013. The specific regulations relating to the logo are expected to be in effect by the end of July 2014, and member states will have a year to prepare for its application.

The European Medicines Agency describes falsified medicines as "fake medicines that pass themselves off as real authorised medicines and can have a false representation of their identity (composition, labelling and name), source (manufacturer or country of origin) or history (accompanying records and documents). They can be ineffective or harmful.

"National regulatory authorities in the EU will list on their websites all legally-operating online pharmacies in their country and other legally-authorised retailers of medicines. The EMA website will provide links to these lists."

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