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Contamination of Nurofen Plus packs: man charged

By Ellen Branagh

A man has been charged with contaminating packs of Nurofen Plus, which were found to contain anti-psychotic and anti-epileptic drugs, police said.

A packet containing the prescription medicine Neurontin, which is used for epilepsy, was discovered in Northern Ireland.

Christopher McGuire (30), of no fixed abode, was arrested on Friday and later charged with one count of contamination of goods and two counts of administering a noxious substance, the Metropolitan Police said. He will appear at City of Westminster Magistrates Court today.

Reckitt Benckiser, manufacturer of the drug, recalled the product on August 26 and halted distribution after discovering five boxes contained other companies' medicines.

It is estimated some 250,000 packets were still in customers' hands.

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