New requirements for selling medicine on eBay


As part of eBay‘s cooperation with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) there will be a new enforcement of an eBay Medicine and Healthcare products policy. This means that from the 21st of January 2019, if you sell over the counter medicine on eBay you’ll have to be registered with the MHRA (which you already should be anyway).

Business sellers offering online medicines are required:

  • to be registered with the MHRA; and
  • to display the EU common logo by including the link to the MHRA register approval page on each listing offering medicines.

You can find more information on the MHRA guidance page where you can register to sell a medicine to the public over the internet and qualify to display the Distance Selling logo.

As of the 21st of January 2019, any seller that does not comply with the above requirements will be prohibited from selling medicines on eBay.

eBay haven’t specified what enforcement steps they will be taking, but it will be reasonable to assume that if your listings don’t fully comply by the 21st of January that they will be scanning listings selling medicine on eBay and taking them down.

4 Responses

  1. Hello,
    I would be very grateful if I could get the email address of the alternative remedies category, because this is where the issues are.
    I am fed up with having my listings for a perfectly compliant product removed. Instead of freaking witnessing sales of illegal drugs, I would prefer to happily mind my business !

  2. Thanks James. I was enjoying a good pint when your comment showed up so could hardly remember any rage and scream but apart from this agree with everything you said.
    I am hoping for a miracle and someone willing to speak. After all, it might be in the interest of the relevant manager to get information about what is going on while they cooperate with the MHRA.

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