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Receipt of personal legitimately supplied prescription medication from abroad
If you have any concerns about receiving personal legitimately supplied prescription medication from abroad, please contact
How to Report Suspicious Activities
You can contact us at the number or email below concerning any information you may have regarding suspicious behaviour in the supply, advertising or manufacture of health products.
Your information will be dealt with in confidence.
You can contact us at +353 1 634 3436 or email
Protecting Public Health through our Enforcement Activities
We investigate activities associated with the illegal supply, manufacture or advertising of health products.
We prosecute where significant risk to public health has been detected, or where compliance cannot be achieved, or other aggravating factors exist.
We combat the growing trade in illegal activity in health products worldwide, such as professional-looking illegal pharmacy websites, or other unauthorised sources.
We engage in active co-operation in our investigations with other agencies nationally, such
An Garda Síochána and Customs
, and with our
If you received a letter from HPRA about a package containing health products being sent to you which has been detained by Customs, we will advise you on the legal status of the supply and the product:
This product may pose a health risk
We ask you to help us to tackle the illegal pharmacy websites that supply potentially dangerous health products and take your money without regard for your wellbeing. We will ask you for:
The name of the website; and
The name the payment method (credit or debit card brand, PayPal etc.) and date of purchase.
You may contact us by email, phone or letter regarding your queries on importations
We recommend that you do not purchase any prescription or unauthorised medicines online. For further information please see our leaflet on
The Dangers of Buying Prescription Medicines Online
You can contact us at +353 1 634 3433 or e-mail
Date Printed: 17/01/2021