UK online pharmacies accused of ‘aggressive’ tactics to sell opiates

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Guardian investigation reveals ID check failures and the use of inappropriate marketing

Online pharmacies have been accused of failing to carry out proper ID checks and using inappropriate marketing tactics to sell strong and addictive opiate drugs, a Guardian investigation can reveal.

At least two major online pharmacies – registered with the UK regulator – are sending customers emails urging them to order drugs by claiming stocks are running out or telling them their “limit” has been removed and they can now buy more codeine pills.

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