A TOTAL of 20 pharmacies have already applied to be able to sell drugs online in the Valencia Region; 12 of them in Alicante Province.
Only pharmacies authorised by the Department of Pharmacy can sell through their websites over-thecounter medications after the introduction in July of the new European regulations governing this type of electronic commerce.
Locally, two pharmacies in Orihuela, two in Elche and two in Benidorm have requested the necessary authorisation to sell online, along with one in Torrevieja.
All pharmacies permitted to sell online will have a logo on their website and they will then be listed on the www.distafarma.aemps.es website.
Rules governing online selling state that only nonprescription drugs may be sold with the sale overseen by a qualified pharmacist. In addition, no gifts, prizes, competitions or bonuses can be run on the website.