Petition update

Dutch tapering kits website has not broken law, MHRA concludes

James Moore
Caldicot, WLS, United Kingdom

Nov 8, 2017 — Hi all, thank you so much for your support and for your signatures too. We are edging nearer and nearer to 2,500 signatures, which is great. Please circulate the petition on Facebook and Twitter, we still need all the support we can get.

I just wanted to let you know that the UK Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has concluded an investigation into Tapering Strips. Here is the summary, more details in the attached article.

http://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/20203849.article

"Public health inspectors in the Netherlands and the UK’s drugs safety watchdog have both concluded that the English-language version of a Dutch-based website selling tapering kits to patients to help wean them off antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs, does not break the law.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) confirmed on Tuesday 31 October that it had carried out a review which concluded that the site had not broken any laws.

The Dutch Health Care Inspectorate — the government agency responsible for the safety of its public health system — said it has decided that the site’s procedures meet all its existing laws and regulations and is not illegal.

A spokesperson for the inspectorate confirmed the decision and said the details have been forwarded to the UK’s MHRA which had originally expressed concern about the English-language version website."

If you were interested in Tapering Strips but concerned about the legalities, this should put your mind at ease. Please note that to order Tapering Strips from the UK or Europe, you need a signed doctors prescription. More information including order forms can be found here:

http://www.taperingstrip.org

Thank you for your feedback, support and signatures.

James


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