UK: Complete recall of Nurofen Plus pills
All packets of Nurofen Plus were recalled last night after its makers called in police over fears they had been sabotaged with antipsychotic drugs.
A Scotland Yard investigation was under way to determine who was behind the plot to put tablets of the prescription medicine Seroquel XL in the packets of the headache pills.
Strips of Seroquel, used for treating schizophrenia, had been deliberately cut to fit inside the packets of the painkiller tablet.
The recall means at least 250,000 packets of Nurofen Plus will have to be sent back.
A safety alert was sparked on Thursday when Seroquel tablets were found inside three packs of Nurofen Plus in Boots stores around London at Victoria, Beckenham and Bromley. Two capsules at the end of the strip had been removed.
Fears of sabotage appeared to be confirmed yesterday when two further packets of the headache pills were found to have been tampered with – one of them containing Seroquel and the other Neurontin, an anti-epileptic drug.