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The United Kingdom: MHRA warns public of potentially-dangerous sports supplements
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) warned people to be wary of buying illegal sports supplements because they might contain dangerous ingredients such as Ephedrine, Synephrine and Yohimibine that could cause kidney failure, seizures and heart problems. An MHRA investigation found that 84 illegal products such as energy and muscle gain products are being sold that contain dangerous ingredients such as steroids, stimulants and hormones. The MHRA has taken action and has issued warnings instructing retailers to remove these products from sale. And MHRA took an adulterated steroid product off the market called Celtic Dragon, which left two men hospitalised with severe jaundice and liver damage.

Please refer to the following website in MHRA for details:

In Hong Kong, Celtic Dragon is not a registered pharmaceutical product.

Ends/ Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Issued at HKT 15:00