The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency – MHRA – has launched a ‘Week of Action’ aimed at improving awareness of unlicensed medicines containing the potentially dangerous ingredient DMAA.
The week of action, between 30th January and 5th February, aims to improve public awareness and encourages consumers of sports supplements to check to see if their products contain DMAA or any alternative names of the potentially dangerous ingredient. It includes an animated social media campaign, health & fitness bloggers sharing their stories and a video with Dr Chris Jones and weightlifters.
A number of leading national organisations have supported the week, including British Weightlifting, UK Anti-Doping, ESSNA, UK Active, National Food Crime Unit and Sporting Integrity Ltd.
You can check if your supplement contains DMAA by checking the global DRO list, by entering a sport and searching for ‘DMAA’ and looking at the alternative names of the ingredient.
If you suspect your supplement contains DMAA, or it is being sold in the UK, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The MHRA will always investigate instances of the sale and supply of unauthorised medicinal products, including those that may be present in sports supplements.
Any offence committed under the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 could lead to prosecution.