Anorak | The truth about the Daily Mail’s poison Nurofen panic

The truth about the Daily Mail’s poison Nurofen panic

by | 29th, May 2012

WHEN the Daily Mail thundered”PAINKILLER ‘SABOTAGED Animal rights protestors suspected of tampering with Nurofen” we blanched . Time to toss away those over-the-counter pain relief capsules. This sounded serious. The Mail added : “‘Saboteur’ puts up to 500,000 powerful anti-psychotic drugs in packets of Nurofen Plus sold in the UK.”

The paper warned us:

“Dangerous anti-psychotic drugs may have been deliberately placed in thousands of packets of Nurofen Plus by animal rights activists, it emerged last night… It is suspected militant activists carried out the sabotage operation with the intention of damaging Nurofen Plus’s makers, Reckitt Benckiser. The company may have been targeted because it tests its products on animals.”

Time, then, to meet Christopher McGuire. The 

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