HPRA v David Conroy

News Category: Regulatory news

Date: 14/01/2016

The HPRA notes Judge Colin Daly’s ruling at Carlow District Court on Wednesday 13 January 2016 against David Conroy, Carlow. Judge Colin Daly had previously convicted David Conroy of 11 offences relating to the supply of medicines without prescriptions and without marketing authorisations for six prescription only medicinal product containing anabolic steroid substance and a Sildenafil containing medicinal product on 30 September 2015.

The sentencing hearing was to evaluate a probation report on David Conroy. The defendant was fined a total of €1,500 and received three concurrent six month custodial sentences, which were suspended for 24 months pending his good behaviour and signing a bond to keep the peace for the next 24 months. Forfeiture and destruction orders were provided by the Court to the HPRA. The court ordered costs to the HPRA of €600.

According to John Lynch, Director of Compliance, The Health Products Regulatory Authority, “We continue to warn the public not to buy medicines from unregulated sources. There is no way for consumers to know what substances such products actually contain and consequently they can pose a serious risk to your health. Additionally, you should only take prescription medicines under your doctor’s supervision.”

The HPRA, in conjunction with An Garda Síochána and the Revenue’s Customs Service, continually monitors and investigates instances of illegal supply of medicines and actively enforces against suspected breaches of the law.


For further information:
Weber Shandwick PR (01) 679 8600
Siobhan Molloy / Orla Molloy 086 817 5066 / 087 770 5108

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