The MHRA has been made aware that falsified medical oxygen has been provided to several dental practices across the UK.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) has been made aware that falsified medical oxygen has been provided to several dental practices across the UK. The source of the supply has been identified as batches provided by Tricodent Limited. An assessment of risk to public health and patient safety has been completed and the risk was found to be low. A criminal investigation into the company that supplied this stock is ongoing. The falsified product in circulation is labelled: Medical Oxygen B.P PL No 04280/0001 MEDIGAS OXYGEN.
Advice for healthcare professionals
Stop using the product immediately and quarantine all remaining stock. Authorised and licensed suppliers can offer advice regarding disposal of falsified cylinders, do not return cylinders to Tricodent Limited.
Advice for patients
No further action is required by patients as this is a specific recall for medical oxygen, primarily used by dental practices. This product is administered by healthcare professionals directly. If you have concerns about a medicine you may be using, please contact your healthcare professional.