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By Malcolm Archibald

Nineteenth-century Dundee was once a difficult, unforgiving position. for plenty of of its voters, it used to be the survival of the fittest, and to outlive they became to crime. yet what used to be it quite like either for the criminals and the law-abiding voters to reside within the streets and closes of Dundee at the moment? A Sink of Atrocity unearths the true Dundee of the 19th century and the standard and notable crimes of the days. in addition to the standard family violence, fights and petty thefts, the Peter Wallace gang plagued the town whereas Resurrectionists prompted panic and alarm. there have been additionally notorious murders and an miraculous number of crimes by way of girls, in addition to hugely strange crimes comparable to the robbery of a whale at sea. in contrast tidal wave of crime stood males like Patrick Mackay and the city's different Messengers-at-Arms, answerable for apprehending criminals prior to the appearance of the police. It was once a difficult activity in a difficult urban, however the punishments have been serious because the professionals fought...

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For instance, how and why does the sociocultural and political-economic climate in the UK impact on both the availability of illicit medicines online and the ultimate decision to buy them rather than use the NHS? How has the rise of the Internet and modernisation of the ‘user-led’ NHS interacted to push the so-called self-diagnosing ‘expert patient’ towards online methods for healthcare and away from professionals? Are the majority of consumers buying medicines online unable to obtain prescriptions, which also increases the risk of consuming potentially dangerous illicit medicines?

Although concerns have been raised about the legitimate online pharmacy sector in the UK, there are far more concerns about the host of illegal OPs that supply pharmaceuticals outside legitimate healthcare channels. A variety of indicators show whether OPs are acting outside the law. Most offer POMs without a prescription, whereas others offer forged online prescription services which simply ask the customer to ‘virtually discuss’ their supposed health concerns with someone posing as an online doctor.

1. The 2010/2011 figure of £3,036,969 was characterised by two very large and related cases where shipments were seized en route to other markets. A head of enforcement at the MHRA substantiated the significant role that the UK plays as a transit point for illicit medicines, where shipments and postal packages that successfully reach the UK and receive a UK postal stamp can be rerouted with a heightened degree of ‘legitimacy’ attached. Another example of a seizure of illicit medicines transiting through the UK included a large shipment of counterfeit cancer drugs worth £200,000 intercepted in 2011/2012.

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