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GPs' health warning on web drugs; PHARMACY.

ONE in four GPs has treated patients made ill by drugs they bought on the internet, a survey revealed yesterday.

And experts warned people are playing Russian roulette with their health using these online pharmacies.

The drugs are often fake, contain dangerous ingredients and could even be prescribed by bogus doctors.

GP Dr Bill Beeby of the British Medical Association said: "Buying drugs on the internet is a minefield.

"People don't know what they're getting. I wouldn't advise my patients to do it." The GP newspaper survey found 85 per cent of family doctors want tighter regulations for net drug suppliers.

Prescribers, including on the net, must be registered with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain..
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 16, 2009
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