Indian-origin man in UK jailed for 20 months for selling unlicensed medicines

Vastavam web: An Indian-origin man in the UK has been jailed for 20 months for the supply and sale of a huge quantity of unlicensed medication for treating impotency.Gurinder Bharaj, from Southall in west London, was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court in the city on Friday on eight counts of possession and supply of significant quantities of unauthorised and unlicensed medication.”Selling unlicensed medicines is illegal and can pose a serious risk to health. The fact that a medicine is unauthorised means that it has not been subjected to the regulatory scrutiny and quality assurances required to get a license,” said Alastair Jeffrey, Head of Enforcement at MHRA.
“These products can be dangerous as their contents are unknown and untested and the consequences for your health can be devastating. MHRA will continue to track down and prosecute those who put the public’s health at risk,” he said.Following an initial hearing, Bharaj pleaded guilty to all charges and was sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment with immediate effect and also ordered to pay 75 pounds as victim surcharge.