In parliament, the chair of the All Party Group on Men's Health has tabled an early day motion drawing attention to the dangers posed by buying prescription-only drugs online from unregulated sources.
It is estimated by the European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines that 95% of internet pharmacies are operating illegally. MP Howard Stoate's motion notes that men are more likely to buy in this way than women and calls for awareness-raising. He argues that improving men's access to primary care might reduce the temptation to buy online.
The motion follows his parliamentary question on the same topic earlier this month.
The MHF's health information website malehealth.co.uk has a special section with advice on online buying.
That this House
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