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MHRA issues toothpaste warning

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The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has issued a warning over fake toothpaste contaminated with a toxic chemical.

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has issued a warning over fake toothpaste contaminated with a toxic chemical.

The bogus Sensodyne Original and Sensodyn Mint 50ml toothpaste tubes are contaminated with diethylene glycol.

According to the MHRA, the contaminated toothpaste is found in unauthorised suppliers, such as markets and car boot sales.

Toothpaste sold in legitimate retail outlets such as supermarkets, pharmacies and general stores should not be affected.

Fake toothpastes are in combined Arabic and English livery with a batch code PROD 072005/EXP 08/2008.

Genuine Sensodyne, made by GlaxoSmithKline are in English livery only with no Arabic text.

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