Seizing the day

05 Nov 2018 | 0 Comment(s)

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The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), in partnership with An Garda Síochána and Customs Revenue Office, recently detained almost 90,000 units of illegal medicines in Ireland during its participation in the week-long global enforcement initiative, Operation Pangea.

The seized products are valued at approximately €375,000 and included anabolic steroids, sedatives and erectile dysfunction medicines. At the announcement, the HPRA stressed the significant health risks associated with sourcing prescription medicines online or from unauthorised sources. Pictured with some of the detained medicines is Dr Lorraine Nolan, CEO, HPRA.

Photo: Marc O’Sullivan

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