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MHRA warning about buying fake medicines online (5 January 2017)

Date: 05/01/2017
Duncan Lewis, Personal Injury Solicitors, MHRA warning about buying fake medicines online

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is warning of the dangers of buying fake and unlicensed medical products, especially those seeking to lose weight in the New Year who shop for diet pills online.

The #FakeMeds campaign is supported by a consumer who bought diet pills online, 25-year-old Natalie-Jade.

“After eight weeks of taking the pills I’d had enough,” she said. “I felt like everything was going at 100mph and I needed it to stop.

“These symptoms calmed slightly, but continued for years to follow. Eventually, one day I’d lost all my appetite, a migraine came over me and I collapsed.

“In hospital, I had an ECG [an electrocardiogram], which revealed that my heart rate was abnormally high. After several days and tests later, I was told I had Atrial Tachycardia.”

Atrial Tachycardia is a condition which causes the heart to beat at an abnormally high rate because of problems with its electrical system.

“This condition led to anxiety, panic attacks and a general feeling of my heart beating out of my chest, which on occasion still happens today,” said Natalie-Jade.

“I was told by the cardiology department at the hospital that the pills I took contained ephedrine, aspirin and caffeine.

“I am disgusted that people are able to profit through fooling others and putting their lives at risk,” she added.

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