Press Release

Concern over counterfeit abortion pills

17 Jun 2016

The RPS has expressed concern after a Radio 1 Newsbeat investigation into the sale of the medical abortion pills over the internet.

Women in Northern Ireland in particular are ordering the pills as abortion is illegal there other than in exceptional circumstances.  Newsbeat ordered pills from an internet site, had them tested and found them to be counterfeit – consisting mostly of paracetamol.

RPS voiced alarm at the sale of the pills and the issues around counterfeit medicines: