Table 3 Proportions of websites that met the requirements of the Act on Securing Quality, Efficacy and Safety of Products Including Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

From: Quality and Authenticity of Metformin Tablets Circulating on Japanese Websites

Required detail Number of websites (%)
A statement recommending consultation with a doctor or pharmacist 7 (29.0)
A description of personal importation 17 (70.0)
A statement on the purchase quantity limit 16 (67.0)
Description of unapproved medicines or ethical medicines 24 (100.0)
The name of the product 24 (100.0)
A photograph of the product 22 (92.0)
Dose of the active ingredient 10 (41.0)
Description of the active pharmaceutical ingredient 13 (54.0)
Description of potential side effects 6 (25.0)
  1. n = 24 websites