Is modafinil legal in the UK?

The proper way

In the UK you can be prescribed Modafinil (Provigil) for free on the NHS only for health issues such as Narcolepsy. Modafinil can help patients with the sleepiness associated with Narcolepsy that may impact their life negativley. Modafinil is a prescription only medicine so you must first go through various tests via your local GP and be diagnosed by a Doctor.

The Legal Loophole

However.. here is where it get’s interesting and confusing.

Read through these 3 facts and come to your own conclusion:

  1. Possession of a prescription only medicine (POM) is only illegal if the drug is on the UK Misuse of drugs act.
  2. Modafinil is legally a POM in the UK.
  3. Modafinil is not a drug controlled by the UK Misuse of drugs act 1971.

Based on that Cluster F**k, The POM label means nothing and purchasing Modafinil online from the United Kingdom won’t get you into any trouble with the Police. You should only purchase small amounts every couple of months as the UK customs laws may be different but keep in mind I am not a legal professional.

June 2016 Update:

I have ordered Modafinil from India and it arrived while clearing customs.

modafinil-cleared-customs

April 2017 Update:

I now order my Modafinil into the UK from ModaPharma in 2017 with no issues.

ModaPharma Modafinil

Press “UK Modafinil” to get safe Modafinil.

 

Refrences:
http://www.mhra.gov.uk/home/groups/par/documents/websiteresources/con273748.pdf

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1971/38/contents

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prescription_drug#Regulation_in_United_Kingdom

http://gmmmg.nhs.uk/docs/nts/NTS%20Modafinil%20for%20CSWSD.pdf

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