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Consumers again warned never to purchase illegal medicines from online sources
The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) today stated it is aware of a recent death of a young Irish male following the suspected consumption of a product purchased online that contained Dinitrophenol (DNP). The HPRA again warns consumers of the potential serious health dangers of taking slimming products purchased online. The HPRA and An Garda Síochána are liaising regarding their respective investigations into the supply of the DNP product and the events surrounding the death of this man. They continue to work together to monitor and investigate instances of supply of medicines through illegal retail sales in Ireland and via the Internet. In April 2015, following coverage in the British press of the death of a young woman that was linked to DNP, the HPRA issued a national warning of the dangers of this substance.
Download: Press Release - The HPRA advises of fatality linked to illegal slimming product
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