The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced that its enforcement officers have seized more than 62,000 doses of unlicensed erectile dysfunction medicines during raids at addresses in Scunthorpe today. The illegal and potentially dangerous unlicensed medicines have an estimated street value of nearly £200,000.
Alastair Jeffrey, MHRA head of enforcement, said: “Selling unlicensed medicines is illegal and poses a serious health hazard. Unlicensed medicines can be dangerous as they may contain impurities, incorrect ingredients, and there is no way of knowing if they are manufactured to acceptable standards of quality and safety. Criminals involved in the illegal supply of medical products aren’t interested in your health – they are only interested in your money. Be careful buying medicines online – only buy from a site that is registered with MHRA and displays the new EU common logo. MHRA will continue to track down and prosecute those who put the public’s health at risk.”