Press release

Dodgy Datchet ED drugs dealer jailed

A Berkshire man has been jailed for the illegal importation and sale of erectile dysfunction medicines

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Atilla Fodor, aged 38 years, of Datchet, Slough was sentenced to ten months in prison at Reading Crown Court.

An analysis of his computer during the investigation found he had sold more than 451,000 doses of unlicensed erectile dysfunction medicines which had netted him more than £27,000.

During the raid of his property MHRA investigators found more than 267,000 doses of unlicensed erectile dysfunction medicines stored in a garden shed, with an estimated value of more than £500,000.

MHRA Head of Enforcement, Alastair Jeffrey, said:

Selling unlicensed medicines is illegal and can pose a serious risk to health.

Unlicensed medicines can be dangerous as they may contain impurities, incorrect ingredients, and there is no way of knowing if they are manufactured to acceptable standards of quality and safety.

Criminals involved in the illegal supply of medical products aren’t interested in your health - they are only interested in your money.

MHRA will continue to track down and prosecute those who put the public’s health at risk.

Background

  1. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is responsible for regulating all medicines and medical devices in the UK by ensuring they work and are acceptably safe. All our work is underpinned by robust and fact-based judgements to ensure that the benefits justify any risks. MHRA is a centre of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency which also includes the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) and the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). MHRA is an executive agency of the Department of Health.

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Published 24 August 2016