Banned tanning drugs 'sold on North East high streets'

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Banned tanning sprays are openly being sold on high streets in the north of England, a BBC investigation has found.

Makers of Xtreme Rapido nasal spray claim it contains Melanotan, a chemical that over-stimulates pigment production and turns skin brown.

As it is an unlicensed medicine while it is not illegal to buy it, it is illegal to market and sell it in UK.

But undercover reporters from the BBC Inside Out programme were able to buy the spray at high street premises.

Period6 Oct 2019

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  • TitleInvestigating the north east sellers behind the nasal spray claiming to give you a tan
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletwww.bbc.com
    Media typeTelevision
    CountryDenmark
    Date06/10/2019
    DescriptionBanned tanning sprays are openly being sold on high streets in the north of England, a BBC investigation has found.
    Makers of Xtreme Rapido nasal spray claim it contains Melanotan, a chemical that over-stimulates pigment production and turns skin brown.
    As it is an unlicensed medicine while it is not illegal to buy it, it is illegal to market and sell it in UK.
    But undercover reporters from the BBC Inside Out programme were able to buy the spray at high street premises.
    URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0009677/inside-out-north-east-and-cumbria-07102019
    PersonsAllan Stensballe