Accused remanded over Nurofen Plus drug tampering
A man has been remanded in custody accused of contaminating packs of the painkiller Nurofen Plus with anti-psychotic and anti-epileptic drugs.
Christopher McGuire (30), of no fixed address, appeared in West London Magistrates Court yesterday. He is charged with four counts of contamination of goods, and two counts of administering a noxious substance.
Manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser recalled the product on August 26 after discovering five boxes contained other firms' medicines.
Four of the boxes were found in London while a fifth packet emerged in Northern Ireland.
The charges against McGuire state that between June 1 and August 26 this year he contaminated packets of Nurofen Plus at three branches of Boots the chemist at London's Victoria railway station, in Beckenham High Street, Beckenham, in the Glades in Bromley, and at the Beckenham Independent Pharmacy in Beckenham.