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Daily Mail Says Saboteur Swapped Drugs In Nurofen Plus – Offers No Proof

by | 25th, August 2011

THE Daily Mail reports that a Saboteur has placed up to 500,000 powerful anti-psychotic drugs in packets of Nurofen Plus sold in the UK “.

The headline declares:

‘Saboteur’ puts up to 500,000 powerful anti-psychotic drugs in packets of Nurofen Plus sold in the UK

Only, that fact might not be a fact:

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.

Could.

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

But it has not been confirmed. The Belfast Telegraph calls it a mistake “.

People are being warned to check packs of Nurofen Plus after it emerged that thousands of them could mistakenly contain anti-psychotic drugs.

As for that sabaoeur making headline..?

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.

Mix-up? What happened  to deliberate foul play?

Siân Boisseau, director of Virgo Health, says:

“It is not a mix-up and is still being investigated.”

The facts keep on coming. The Metro sticks to them:

Three batches of Nurofen Plus in pharmacies in south London have been found to contain another drug, Seroquel XL 50mg.

So. The Mail’s half a millions pills on the market appears a massive exaggeration.

The Guardian explains:

Batches of the packs could have ended up in pharmacies across the UK. Each batch contains between 4,000 and around 7,500 packs, amounting to about half a million tablets.

Back in the Metro :

Nurofen Plus is a pharmacy-only medicine so packs can be checked  by staff before being handed over.

Are they

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