Doctor4U (Doctor-4-U) is an online doctor and pharmacy service founded in December 2016, a subsidiary of Med Connections Limited that also operates iMeds out of Germany. Doctor4U offers prescription-only (POM), & pharmacy medicines via an online consultation reviews by a licensed doctor as well as general sale list (GSL) medicines.
Remote medical prescribing is regulated by the Care Quality Commission that ensures medical practitioners meet the fundamental standards of quality and safety.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a pill used to prevent the transmission of HIV, made up of two HIV treatments, Tenofovir and Emtricitabine. In May 2019, Doctor4U became the first online pharmacy in England and Wales to provide PrEP on prescription. Currently the NHS PrEP impact trial offers PrEP for free to just 13,000 people in England.
Online pharmacies are regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The MHRA requires the distance selling logo be displayed on every web-page that offers to sell human medicines to the public and maintain an entry to the MHRA medicines seller registry.
Doctor4U operates out of Southport and participates in the voluntary internet pharmacy logo scheme.
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