Safety, Health and Welfare at Work
In April 2017 the Court of Criminal Appeal increased a fine imposed on Kilsaran Concrete by the Circuit Criminal Court from €125,000 to €1 million…
Published 26 April 2018
On 17 April 2018, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (the “HPRA”) expressed concern in relation to the "…significant increase in the number of illegal prescription medicines, intended for supply in Ireland, that were detained during 2017 and again warned the public of the risks that these unauthorised medicines pose to their health."
]The HPRA stated that almost 1 million (948,915) dosage units (tablets, capsules, vials, etc.) of falsified and other illegal medicines were detained by its enforcement unit in 2017. This represented an increase of 40% when compared to 2016.
The HPRA reported that its 2017 figures show that:
The HPRA press release can be found here. The HPRA has also published an advice leaflet for members of the public containing information on the dangers associated with buying prescription medicine online, which can be accessed here.