Reckitt probing Nurofen mix-up

RECKITT Benckiser and AstraZeneca said they are investigating the cause of a mix-up that led to powerful anti-psychotic drugs ending up on pharmacy shelves in Nurofen Plus packaging.

Reckitt, which makes Nurofen, said consumers in south London should check drugs for gold and black packaging, which could mean the pills inside are actually Seroquel XL, which is used to treat schizophrenia.

Drugs watchdog MHRA said manufacturing errors by Reckitt and AstraZeneca, which makes Seroquel at a separate plant, are not thought to be the cause.