Sentence imposed for sale of illegal drugs

30 July 2019

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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) reported the sentencing in London of a man involved in the illegal supply and sale of potentially dangerous unauthorised and prescription-only medicines and Class C drugs.

The sentencing followed an in-depth investigation by enforcement officers from the MHRA into a network suspected to be involved in the illegal importation and supply of medicines such as Tadalafil, Sibutramine, and Sildenafil.

Supplying medicines from sources outside the regulated supply chain represents a significant public health risk as they may contain dangerous ingredients that can have negative health consequences for the people who use them.

Source: MHRA, 25 July 2019