Brief: UK MHRA seizes 22,000 fake condoms

The UK drugs regulator has uncovered thousands of counterfeit condoms and diagnostic kits at a property in Castleford, West Yorkshire.

The raid - which was part of the international Pangea IX operation - resulted in the seizure of 22,000 condoms sourced from China - including Durex branded products - and 7,000 illegal syphilis testing strips.

The Medicines and Healthcare Products regulatory Agency (MHRA) said the condoms could fail to protect against pregnancy or sexually-transmitted infections, while the illegal testing kits could result in false negative or false positive results, with potentially dire consequences.

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