Homeless Man Charged with Contaminating Drugs

Posted on September 26, 2011

The U.K. has accused a homeless man of sabotaging packets of painkillers with anti-psychotic drugs, according to recent news sources.

The man, who was arrested last week, appeared in court on Monday for charges of contamination of goods and administering a noxious substance.

The arrest comes after an investigation beginning in August, when the product Nurofen Plus was found to contain an anti-psychotic prescription drug in some cases and a drug for epileptics in others. The product was recalled after the contamination was discovered.

The hearing occurred at West London Magistrates’ Court. The 30-year-old man has only confirmed his name and date of birth. The judge has placed the man under custody until a December hearing.

As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I’m glad that no one was seriously injured by this man’s irresponsible actions. Consumer health is one of my priorities as a product liability lawyer. I urge anyone taking medication to be careful. Check your medicine for defects and make sure it matches the description. If you are injured by a drug, I want you to know that our lawyers are here to help you and your loved ones. Do not hesitate to call us right away if any other consumer product has caused you pain and suffering.

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