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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Nurofen Plus recall halk a million packs as a Saboteur replaces content with powerful anti-psychotic drugs - 25th Aug 2011

A drugs recall was under way tonight after it emerged that thousands of anti-psychotic tablets could have been deliberately placed in packets of Nurofen Plus.

A representative for both drug companies said last night that sabotage had not been ruled out.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a warning following reports that some batches of Nurofen Plus contain individual blister packs of another drug, Seroquel XL 50mg.

The mix-up is believed to have happened at a wholesaler and thousands of packs could potentially be affected, prompting the MHRA to urge extra vigilance.

Siân Boisseau, director of Virgo Health, said: 'There has been a suggestion that the packets were deliberately put in the wrong boxes.

'It was not discovered until the packets arrived in store.

'It was not in the manufacturing process or supply chain. It is not a mix-up and is still being investigated.' Read More