|Buying medicines online wasn't so bad -- |
but Sparky hated hanging around
while the pharmacist made up the
Directive 2011/62 introduces EU-wide rules in relation to 'the offer of medicinal products for human use for sale at a distance to the public by means of information society services' (ie the internet). In particular, it introduces the concept of a ‘common logo’ for websites of legally-operating online pharmacies/retailers (Article 85c(1)(d)(iii) of Directive 2001/83). The idea is that the common logo must be displayed on every page of the website offering the medicinal products. There is also to be a linking system to allow customers to verify the authenticity of that common logo when it is so displayed. Member States are obliged to set up a dedicated website providing a national list of all legally-operating online pharmacies/retailers and containing a hyperlink to the website of the respective online pharmacy/retailer (Article 85c(4)); and the particular online pharmacy/retailer is obliged to include a hyperlink in the common logo to the entry of the online pharmacy/retailer in the national list (Article 85c(1)(d)(iii)).
(a) the technical, electronic and cryptographic requirements for verification of the authenticity of the common logo;
(b) the design of the common logo;
(c) the National element and text associated with the common logo; and
d) the size and position of the common logo.
A KatPat to Chris Torrero for bringing this to the Kat’s attention!