The investigation is still going on but the suspicion is deliberate tampering.  The antipsychotic Seroquel XL was inside packets of Nurofen Plus which can be purchased without a prescription.  Three packets have been found in south London but up to 16,000 packets could be affected.  Seroquel XL  is prescription only and used to treat such illnesses as schizophrenia, mania and bipolar depression.

British health authorities issue warning after drugs mix-up

<blockquote>A spokesman for the regulatory agency told CNN it could not rule out sabotage, but at the moment believed it was an issue to do with the packaging of drugs by wholesalers rather than a manufacturing problem.

“We haven’t ruled out sabotage as of yet, but the investigation is still at an early stage,” he said.

“It appears that all the standard blister strips of Nurofen Plus tablets have been removed and replaced with foil sealed blister strips of Seroquel XL,” said a statement from the company issued by public relations firm Virgo Health.

“Nurofen Plus and Seroquel XL are not manufactured or packaged by the same company, or in the same factory and therefore serious investigations are currently under way to establish the source of the problem.”</blockquote>

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  1. aardvark says:

    Nope, didn’t happen (snark); can’t happen in 1st world countries (snark); could REALLY never happen in any country that thinks surreptitiously drugging citizens is ok (John Holdren)…or forcing parents to drug kids in order to allow them to remain in school — no, wait…

    Seriously sleepy Brits there – Seroquel often prescribed for sleep too.

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