13% of UK pharmacy users who were surveyed online already use Internet pharmacies, with 14% prepared to do so in the next year. Those are the results of a survey of 1,000 people by Sempora Consulting, the consultancy. Sempora says that the survey shows that price, convenience and home delivery were the main factors. Unsurprisingly, Boots, Lloydspharmacy and Superdrug were the most popular brands. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency warned of the dangers of buying from unauthorised or unregulated stores. It said that users should purchase only from sites that display the General Pharmaceutical Council’s logo that shows that they are a registered pharmacy. Sempora believes that the growth of online pharmacies will make it increasingly hard for small independent pharmacists to survive.