Regulator should take his medicine
Published 16/04/2010 | 08:47
SO, according to the Irish Medicines Board (IMB), the 64,000 people who annually buy medicines on the internet are taking a risk with their health ('Thousands buy medicines online despite warnings', Irish Independent, April 7).
Why, because the medicines regulator's CEO, Mr Pat O'Mahony, warns that the medicines may be counterfeit and contain no active ingredients.
Is this the same Pat O'Mahony, CEO of the IMB, who has failed to regulate the active medicinal substance fluorosilicic acid, the one that is added daily to the drinking water of some three million people here, despite our direct appeal to him to do so?