Prescription Drugs on eBay

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Found 23rd Mar 2013
Hello

I would not buy any active drugs on ebay. You know, mind effecting ones etc.. Antidepressants/Viagra etc.. (Mainly as they are likely to be fake)

But I do buy some non steroid emollients that I normally have prescribed for me.

One of the moisturisers I use is...
Prescription = £8.20
Private Prescription = £13.80
eBay = £3.80

I buy from ebay about 4-5 at a time, and it saves me £20 or so.

When they arrive, they are obviously from punters who get them free on prescription (Scotland/Wales or people on a low/non income)
You can normally see the residue of the chemist sticker on the packaging, or in the case of the one I received this morning, the label is on the container in the box (Same name as the seller).

I feel guilty that I am benefiting from crime. The cost to the tax payer is...

Item £13.80
Dispensing charge £8
Doctors admin = £6


Looking at the sellers history and items for sale, they are doing this with a lot of non serious prescription items..

Not going to do anything about it really, but it is obviously a good easy way of making money for some people.
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I get them to order! X)
Are you doing anything wrong in buying these drugs? I wouldn't think so. But surely the person selling them is if you're right about where they've come from?
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If you don't buy them someone else will.
It's the future.
Apparently It's illegal for chemists to sell prescription drugs without a prescription. If random folk are doing it on eBay how can it be allowed? dailymail.co.uk/hea…tml
Although with the industry I'm in we benefit from the added sales of prescription drugs that our customers customers don't end up using themselves.

I have to say, find it abysmal that anyone would think it's a good idea or ok to buy/sell prescription drugs via the black market.

Topix has a forum dedicated to it aswell, and it just makes me feel sad that people value money over expert medical advice doctors and pharmacists can provide along with the actual drug.
The Medicines Act 1968


This law governs the manufacture and supply of medicine. It divides medical drugs into three categories.


1) Presciption only medicines are the most restricted. They can only be sold or supplied by a pharmacist if supplied by a doctor.

2) Pharmacy medicines can be sold without a prescription but only by a pharmacist.

3) General Sales List medicines can be sold by any shop, not just a pharmacy. However, even here advertising, labelling and production restrictions apply.

Edited by: "NUMBER8GAMESTER" 23rd Mar 2013
I knew someone who used to get baby colic drops from the clinic and sell them on eBay.

However G.P's must be giving out more than needed. I expect OP buying them huge 900g dispensers of Diprobase or similar these last ages but some G.P's will give out 4 or so a time and really often too. I took my daughter only this week and wanted a tube of mild steroid cream for her excema and he gave me 2 tubes. She's not had any stronger creams in ages ( long winter and lots of swimming made her excema flare up ) really he should gave us 1 tube to see how we got on with it and it been no problem to gone back for more after school appointment.
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I could do with some cheap drugs
NUMBER8GAMESTER

Are you doing anything wrong in buying these drugs? I wouldn't think so. … Are you doing anything wrong in buying these drugs? I wouldn't think so. But surely the person selling them is if you're right about where they've come from?



Are you for real?
That's like saying there's nothing wrong with buying stolen goods because you personally didn't steal them.
The clown getting these prescriptions us not paying for them but only making a profit.

If it is 'the future' and 'if you don't buy them someone else will' then if it spreads the UK's deficit will increase and guess what?
Income taxes increase.
Although that might not affect most of those posting in this thread to be honest.
willhay555

Are you for real?That's like saying there's nothing wrong with buying … Are you for real?That's like saying there's nothing wrong with buying stolen goods because you personally didn't steal them.The clown getting these prescriptions us not paying for them but only making a profit.If it is 'the future' and 'if you don't buy them someone else will' then if it spreads the UK's deficit will increase and guess what?Income taxes increase.Although that might not affect most of those posting in this thread to be honest.



Then OP isn't violating any laws.

Are you for real?
Edited by: "NUMBER8GAMESTER" 23rd Mar 2013
I still think it's not ethical to sell non POM for profit.

Say someone gets a free prescription of tgel and sells it. That's not right
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ceres

Is the OP sure that the products are actually POM - if it is, the … Is the OP sure that the products are actually POM - if it is, the packaging will be marked POM.



Right. Update...

Apologies, it does not look like these are POM.
They are not generally for sale, the chemist when I asked if I could save £8.20 getting them direct said I would have to get a private prescription for them to order (So maybe they thing it is a POM when it isn't) either way, the list price is over £13 anyway.

So, as far as I am concerned, they are not POM, and the sellers on ebay are not selling them as a dispensed prescription item (Even though they are as they are stickered inside!)


So, I am in the clear, the seller is the criminal?
ceres

Is the OP sure that the products are actually POM - if it is, the … Is the OP sure that the products are actually POM - if it is, the packaging will be marked POM.


Not all POM meds are necessarily marked POM.

eg specials
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sancho1983

I still think it's not ethical to sell non POM for profit. Say someone … I still think it's not ethical to sell non POM for profit. Say someone gets a free prescription of tgel and sells it. That's not right



Yes, another example of broken Britain. Looking at this seller and others I have ordered from in the past.

Dermol Emollient, Diprobase, E45. Aquagel. Loads of emollients and moisturisers.. Profit all the way for these sellers...

Maybe all prescriptions should have some nominal charge for everyone?
Chiptivo what about buying one those pre payment prescription certificates and then get the creams prescribed?
nhs.uk/nhs…spx

12 mths £104 or can buy 3 month ones.
There are always some looking to exploit whatever system for anything is in place.

Yes, this could be someone who is apparently a patient exploiting the system but it could also be someone who has access to drugs by some other method.

All patients are having regular medicine reviews these days.
Chiptivo

Yes, another example of broken Britain. Looking at this seller and others … Yes, another example of broken Britain. Looking at this seller and others I have ordered from in the past. Dermol Emollient, Diprobase, E45. Aquagel. Loads of emollients and moisturisers.. Profit all the way for these sellers...Maybe all prescriptions should have some nominal charge for everyone?



I live in Scotland so don't pay for prescriptions and i have a doctors surgery who tend to give you 2 or 3 times as much stuff as you need. My some gets eczema flare ups maybe once or twice a year and when i call to ask for a certain item and go to pick up the prescription i find every item he has ever had is on it. I end up coming out the chemist with a huge bag of stuff (I have loads of extras that i don't need if someone wants them). I did ask the chemist if i could give them the unopened ones back but they wouldn't take them, they said they would just chuck them in the bin.

I think adults should pay for prescriptions to stop this type of thing. It was only about £5 here before they made them free and you could buy a 3 month slip for about £20. I still don't understand why they made it free.

Could they not be from someone in England who gets them free for a child?
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ewan231210

[quote=Chiptivo] [quote=sancho1983](I have loads of extras that i don't … [quote=Chiptivo] [quote=sancho1983](I have loads of extras that i don't need if someone wants them)



Well if you have any Dermol based products, let me know..

Or chuck them on eBay?
ewan231210

I live in Scotland so don't pay for prescriptions and i have a doctors … I live in Scotland so don't pay for prescriptions and i have a doctors surgery who tend to give you 2 or 3 times as much stuff as you need. My some gets eczema flare ups maybe once or twice a year and when i call to ask for a certain item and go to pick up the prescription i find every item he has ever had is on it. I end up coming out the chemist with a huge bag of stuff (I have loads of extras that i don't need if someone wants them). I did ask the chemist if i could give them the unopened ones back but they wouldn't take them, they said they would just chuck them in the bin. I think adults should pay for prescriptions to stop this type of thing. It was only about £5 here before they made them free and you could buy a 3 month slip for about £20. I still don't understand why they made it free.Could they not be from someone in England who gets them free for a child?



Like I said some G.P's give out very freely, I've however found some quite strict. The dentists here even give out prescriptions of mouthwash and toothpaste to the children!
If its still the same apparently France is the place to go if you want loads of POMs. I have heard it said that just attending a surgery almost entitles you to a few different meds.

But..... just because it is said doesnt necessarily mean that it is true.
Chiptivo

Well if you have any Dermol based products, let me know..Or chuck them on … Well if you have any Dermol based products, let me know..Or chuck them on eBay?



Whats the name of the products and i will go and have a look now. I would rather someone use them than sell them. I have tried to give them away to family/friends before but oddly enough no takers. I suppose if they wanted them they could get them for nothing anyway :0)

sancho1983

I still think it's not ethical to sell non POM for profit. Say someone … I still think it's not ethical to sell non POM for profit. Say someone gets a free prescription of tgel and sells it. That's not right



Hey sancho any particular reason why you said T Gel? I get that on prescription... pm me an offer...

Joking but on a serious note the price of that is horrendous, I think I'd rather look like a snowman than pay for that. It doesn't work for me as well as Polytar did but he changed it because Polytar was impossible to get hold of a few months ago
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Dehumanization

[quote=sancho1983]Polytar was impossible to get hold of a few months ago … [quote=sancho1983]Polytar was impossible to get hold of a few months ago



Alphosyl 2 in 1 is the way to go.. Great stuff.

Talking of skin conditions and using various creams, Aloe Vera juice can be quite good for some skin conditions such as Psoriasis.However it is quite expensive when you compare to price of fruit juice.
Chiptivo

Alphosyl 2 in 1 is the way to go.. Great stuff.



Got some Capasal yesterday so giving that a go... if it fails I'll try that one cheers
ewan231210

I live in Scotland so don't pay for prescriptions and i have a doctors … I live in Scotland so don't pay for prescriptions and i have a doctors surgery who tend to give you 2 or 3 times as much stuff as you need. My some gets eczema flare ups maybe once or twice a year and when i call to ask for a certain item and go to pick up the prescription i find every item he has ever had is on it. I end up coming out the chemist with a huge bag of stuff (I have loads of extras that i don't need if someone wants them). I did ask the chemist if i could give them the unopened ones back but they wouldn't take them, they said they would just chuck them in the bin. I think adults should pay for prescriptions to stop this type of thing. It was only about £5 here before they made them free and you could buy a 3 month slip for about £20. I still don't understand why they made it free.Could they not be from someone in England who gets them free for a child?



This quote about the doctor giving you loads of stuff for your son for his complaint makes me mad my son has the same we have been to the doctors so many times it makes me mad. All he gives us is a bacteria cream does nothing my sons legs are red raw yet the doctor gives us **** ointment I am so fed up with visiting doctors I have given up. My sons legs are only bad in winter. But he scratches and they are sore.

Just wish our doctors here in England were as good as yours.
pinkladyof66

This quote about the doctor giving you loads of stuff for your son for … This quote about the doctor giving you loads of stuff for your son for his complaint makes me mad my son has the same we have been to the doctors so many times it makes me mad. All he gives us is a bacteria cream does nothing my sons legs are red raw yet the doctor gives us **** ointment I am so fed up with visiting doctors I have given up. My sons legs are only bad in winter. But he scratches and they are sore.Just wish our doctors here in England were as good as yours.



Take him to see another Dr in the surgery. At one Dr's surgery we used to be registered with I used to be in the know who to see about what. One particular GP was excellent with my eldest and I would know to make an appointment with her well in advance especially concerning my children.
We have been to 3 different docs and no one seems to know what it is. It is clearly eczema you can see. They are either stupid or thick.
Anyone suggestion anything good for eczema please or do i have to resort to buying on eb@y too.
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Edited by: "ewwaxo" 23rd Mar 2013
earwaxo what does that mean ?
wouldnt be any good for my 4 year old he dont like tea nor hot drinks LOL
I reported a seller just yesterday for selling champix as that can react badly with certain anti-depressants.
Cant see if you have mentioned it or not, but have you tried diprobase?

I use it for psoriasis especially on the scalp, I shave my head with trimmers as its so bad, then I slap a thick layer of slightly watered down diprobase and leave 1/2 hour whilst in the bath, I also use it in the shower after shower gel rub in/rinse excess off
pinkladyof66

Anyone suggestion anything good for eczema please or do i have to resort … Anyone suggestion anything good for eczema please or do i have to resort to buying on eb@y too.



E45 cream - can be hit or miss, just for moisture.

Aveeno - can be bought but I've been handed loads of these products by a nurse for my youngest ages back.They gave me sample sachets aswell as loads on of products on prescription.


Oilatum - various products.

Above can all be bought.

Excema sometimes diet related, then it could worth going down the route of checking food groups and writing it down what's consumed.
smh.com.au/exe…tml

Pinkladyof66, your son may have this.

Article refers to products in dollars but you can look up price equivalent.



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