Anti-impotence drugs, skin-lightening products, steroids, antidepressants and weight-loss drugs were among the products seized by officers of the Irish Medicines Board (IMB) last year.
In total, the IMB seized 96,487 tablets, 41,361 capsules, 52,873 liquids and 5,652 creams. It had 797 enforcement cases during the year — a big jump on the 430 orders in 2005. It received 1,900 reports of adverse reactions to medicines over the course of the year.
By Eilish O'Regan
28 November 2007