Following an investigation by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), a man from Glasgow yesterday (14.12.06) received a six months restriction of liberty order at Glasgow Sheriff Court for illegally selling unlicensed medicines to treat erectile dysfunction.
Philip Brocklehurst (49) of Flat 3/2, 3 Stanmore Road, Mount Florida, Glasgow, G42 9AH sold Kamagra and Erectalis via his website called www.GEUK.net. He has been electronically tagged and must remain in his house between the hours of 7.00pm and 7.00am.
Mick Deats, Head of Enforcement and Intelligence at the MHRA said, ?Unlicensed medicines have no proof that they work, are safe or are of an acceptable quality. Mr Brocklehurst was putting the health of his customers at risk. Anyone who self medicates and buys their medicines from internet sites could be in danger of receiving unlicensed or substandard medicines. At best these medicines could be a waste of money, at worst they can cause harm.?
Enforcement officers from the MHRA were first informed of this case by a representative of the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) in September 2004 about an advert in Loaded Magazine offering Kamagra for sale. In January 2005, MHRA officers and officers from Strathclyde Police Headquarters visited Mr Brocklehurst?s house. A quantity of kamagra tablets and sachets (oral jelly) and erectalis tablets were seized, together with documentation detailing sales transactions. A sample of the unlicensed medicines was sent for analysis and found to contain tadalafil and sildenafil (medicinal ingredients found in Viagra and Cialis).