Fifty British pharmacies investigated for illegally selling prescription drugs

At least 50 pharmacies in Britain are probed over supplying deadly prescription drugs such as Xanax and Tramadol to black market dealers  Eighty-six people, from at least 50 pharmacies, have been arrested or interviewed in connection with illegally supplying prescription drugs  The number of active investigations into the theft of medicine by professionals has soared by almost 70 per cent in a year  Up to £200million worth of medication went on the black market between 2013 and 2016

By Glen Keogh For The Daily Mail

Published: 23:33 GMT, 10 February 2019 | Updated: 12:22 GMT, 11 February 2019

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At least 50 pharmacies in Britain are under investigation for helping funnel deadly prescription drugs to the black market.

Eighty-six people, including 14 pharmacists, have been arrested or interviewed under caution for illegally supplying dangerous drugs such as Xanax and Tramadol stolen from the regulated supply chain.

Senior business owners with a ‘controlling interest’ in multiple premises are among the pharmacists arrested. It has emerged the number of active investigations into the theft of medicine by professionals has soared by almost 70 per cent in a year.

 At least 50 pharmacies in Britain are under investigation for helping funnel deadly prescription drugs to the black market

 At least 50 pharmacies in Britain are under investigation for helping funnel deadly prescription drugs to the black market

Government watchdog the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency [MHRA], whose intelligence helps police make arrests, has now triggered 32 cases, up from 19 in 2018. The number of arrests has doubled

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