MHRA raid results in £1m worth of unlicensed ED medicines being seized

Posted: October 22, 2015

Enforcement officers from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have seized approximately half a million doses of unlicensed erectile dysfunction medicines, with an estimated value of more than £1m, during a raid on an address in Datchet, Slough.

A 37 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an unauthorised medication, knowing or believing it would be supplied to another person. He has been bailed until 10 February 2016.

MHRA Head of Operations, Danny Lee-Frost said: “Selling unlicensed medicines is both illegal and poses a serious health hazard. Anyone thinking of committing this fraud should be under no illusions – we will come and find you.”

He added: “Unlicensed medicines can be dangerous as they can contain impurities, wrong ingredients, and there is no way of knowing if they are manufactured to ensure acceptable standards of quality and safety.”