• Wednesday, August 17, 2022

INDIA

MHRA Joins Hands With India’s DRI to Stop Unlicensed Medicines Entering UK

The DRI recently seized 350,000 tablets of potent medicines such as diazepam, tramadol and zopiclone destined for UK, European, and US markets. (Photo: GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

In a move to prevent unlicensed medicines entering the UK, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) will send intelligence to India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), enabling it to target regions suspected of sending unlicensed medicines into the UK. The new move to send intelligence to the DRI came after a meeting in Delhi between UK and Indian officials earlier this month. This is another example of co-ordinated efforts to tackle international medicines crime. The DRI recently seized 350,000 tablets of potent medicines such as diazepam, tramadol and zopiclone destined for UK, European, and US markets. Rapid mutual intelligence-sharing…

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