MHRA seizes $1.5m worth of unlicensed ED drugs

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MHRA seizes $1.5m worth of unlicensed ED drugs

Related tags Erectile dysfunction

Around 500,000 doses of unlicensed erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs have been seized by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

The unlicensed haul, which has an estimated value of £1m ($1.5m), was seized by enforcement officers from the UK Agency during a raid in Slough, just West of London.

A 37 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an unauthorised medication and released on bail until February.

 “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,”​ said MHRA Head of Operations, Danny Lee-Frost in a statement.

“The MHRA will continue to work with UK law enforcement agencies to crack down on those who put public health at risk.”

The news comes less than two months​ after Sundeep Amin from Essex was sentenced to 16 months in prison after MHRA officers seized £900,000 worth of falsified ED drugs en route from India.

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