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Hormone Replacement Therapy: Sales

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 21266, tabled on 26 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to prevent the online sale of Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Answered on

4 March 2020

In the United Kingdom, there are strict legal controls on the retail sale, supply and advertisement of medicinal products. Specifically, in relation to Prescription Only Medicines, these must be legally sold or supplied at registered pharmacy premises by, or under the supervision of, a pharmacist, in accordance with a prescription given by an appropriate practitioner. An appropriate practitioner includes a European Economic Area registered healthcare provider. These legal controls apply equally to medicines sold or supplied via internet or e-mail transactions.