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Manufacturer recalls commonly used painkiller amid fears of possible sabotage

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 05 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5628
  1. Stephen Ginn
  1. 1BMJ

The drug company Reckitt Benckiser has recalled all packs of the painkiller Nurofen Plus (ibuprofen and codeine) after the discovery of rogue medication in some of its blister packs sold over the counter.

A statement issued on 26 August by the company said, “Consumers are being asked to return packs of Nurofen Plus to their nearest pharmacy following five reported cases of other manufacturers’ medicine being found in boxes of Nurofen Plus.” It added, “Distribution of Nurofen Plus has been halted at …

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