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Media Centre

Welcome to the Media Centre

This section provides details of new items added to the site as well as a full archive of our press releases and statements. 

The opening hours for the Press Office are Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 17:00.

The Press Office
5th Floor
151 Buckingham Palace Road

Main telephone: 020 3080 7651
Out of hours: 07770 446 189

For urgent calls outside these press office hours please contact the duty press officer on : 07770 446 189.

We now have a Twitter channel for press releases and news statements, giving you another way to find out the latest news from the MHRA in real time. 

Press enquiries should be made through the Press Office.

Latest news and press releases

24 Oct 2014 | Press release: Medicines watchdog makes record seizure of experimental smart drugs

MHRA today announced the UK’s biggest ever single seizure of smart drugs, also known as cognitive enhancers or nootropics. With over 20,000 units, of 13 different types of cognitive enhancement medicines. The seizure represents an approximate value of £200,000.

21 Oct 2014 | MHRA responds to article in The Sun on breast implants

MHRA responds to was an article in The Sun regarding rise in reports on adverse incidents in relation to breast implants.

17 Oct 2014 | Press release: Regulator warns dentists about the dangers of buying and using counterfeit and unapproved dental equipment

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is warning dentists about the potential danger of buying and using counterfeit and unapproved dental equipment. This follows the seizure of over 12,000 different pieces of poor quality dental equipment imported into the UK from China and Pakistan and sold on auction websites such as eBay, Amazon and Alibaba in the past 6 months.

17 Oct 2014 | MHRA statement on misuse of laxatives

MHRA has issued a statement following the BBC Watchdog investigation into the availability of stimulant laxatives in the UK, first broadcast on Thursday 16 October.

13 Oct 2014 | Press release: ‘One stop shop’ for advice on regenerative medicine opening for business

A new ‘one stop shop’ that will provide regulatory advice for those working in the life sciences industry on exciting regenerative medicines has been launched today.

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Photo and image library

This section provides downloadable MHRA-related images suitable for print output, including images of our Executive Board.
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What's new

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This section lists details of new information added to the MHRA website.

Press releases

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This section of the site includes press releases and statements issued by the MHRA.

Press Office contacts

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This section gives phone numbers and email addresses for all the MHRA press contacts.
Page last modified: 14 July 2014