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Men sentenced for illegal sales of unlicensed sex drug online

The MHRA has warned of the dangers of buying unlicensed medicines online after two men were sentenced for illegal sales of an unlicensed sex drug
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has warned of the dangers of buying unlicensed medicines online after two men were sentenced for illegal sales of an unlicensed sex drug.

A large quantity of Kamagra, an impotency medication, with an estimated street value of £23,000 was found at the home of Scott Hodgkiss in Stoke-on-Trent during a raid by MHRA enforcement officers in February 2006.

"There is considerable risk to the public from obtaining medicines through unregulated websites," said Mick Deats, Enforcement Group Manager at the MHRA.

"A medicine bought in this way has no guarantee of safety, quality or effectiveness."

Under the Medicines Act 1968, it is an offence to sell unlicensed drugs. People who contravene this law can face a two-year prison sentence and an unlimited fine.

30th May 2008

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