From:Case Referrals [CaseReferrals@mhra.gsi.gov.uk] Sent:24 May 2012 15:12 To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Cc:Case Referrals Subject:RE: "Illegal Pharmacy" practised by the Church of Scientology Categories:Reminder Our ref: CRC/12/0409 Subject: Church of Scientology Hello xxxxxxxxxxx, Thank you for your referral to the Case Referral Centre at the MHRA. Please accept this response as acknowledgement that your referral has been received and will be dealt with by the Case Referral Centre. I am writing to advise you that after reviewing the information in the email, I can confirm, as advised by our Borderline unit the products mentioned in the report would not be considered medicinal. The claims made would not be considered, medicinal claims and I would recommend you refer this complaint to the FSA, as they would be the appropriate body to deal with this matter. CRC will log this information for intelligence purposes. In the meantime, should you have any further queries then please contact me on the number below. Kind regards xxxxxxxxxx Case Referral Officer Telephone : xxxxxxxxxxx Email:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx MHRA, Inspection, Enforcement & Standards Division 151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SZ For all Enforcement & Intelligence Group enquiries and potential case referrals; Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: +44 (0)203 080 6330 To report suspected counterfeit products; Email:email@example.com Telephone: +44 (0)203 080 6701 From: xxxxxx [mailto:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: 10 May 2012 18:24 To: Case Referrals Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: FW: "Illegal Pharmacy" practised by the Church of Scientology Dear Case Referrals Please see email below together with consent to forward this information to you. The concerns raised relate to the possible unlawful supply of medicines from non-pharmacy premises. Mr Rashleigh-Berry has also requested that the information provided in the attached emails is provided to you. Please confirm receipt of this email. Many thanks xxxxxxxxxx From: Roland Rashleigh-Berry [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: 03 May 2012 18:28 To: xxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: "Illegal Pharmacy" practised by the Church of Scientology Dear xxxxxxxxxx, yes, I consent to your passing my email on to the MHRA. Yours sincerely, Roland Rashleigh-Berry From: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 17:36:17 +0100 Subject: FW: "Illegal Pharmacy" practised by the Church of Scientology Dear Mr Rashleigh-Berry Thank you for your email below. As you may be aware, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is the professional regulation body for pharmacists, registered pharmacy technicians (‘registrants’) and registered pharmacy premises. The GPhC has jurisdiction to consider allegations which indicate that a registrant’s fitness to practise may be impaired. Fitness to practise is when someone has the skills, knowledge, character and health to do their job safely and effectively. A person’s fitness to practise may be impaired for a number of reasons including misconduct, ill-health or through having been convicted of a criminal offence. The GPhC can also take action where titles such as “pharmacy” are used inappropriately. I have reviewed the information that you have provided in your email and I can see no information to suggest that a pharmacy professional or registered pharmacy premises was involved in this matter or that there has been an inappropriate use of the title “pharmacy”. As such, the GPhC is not able to take any action in respect of this matter. However, the Medicines and Healthcare product Regulatory Agency (MHRA) regulates medicines and medical devises and takes action in respect of unlawful sales of medicines from non-pharmacy premises. As such, I would like to refer your email and contact details to the MHRA and I would be grateful if you could let me know if you consent to this. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me. Yours sincerely From: Roland Rashleigh-Berry [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: 02 May 2012 15:47 To: xxxxxxxxxxxx, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: "Illegal Pharmacy" practised by the Church of Scientology Dear Sirs, Madams, You may not be aware that the Church of Scientology in France was convicted of fraud and "illegal pharmacy" in 2009 and that ths conviction was upheld by the Court of Appeal on 2 February 2012. You can link to the judgement below. Naturally, it is in French. http://www.ingo-heinemann.de/Cour-DAppel-Paris-Dossier-10-00510-2fev2012-jugement-Scientology-anonyme.pdf I went to trouble to translate the part of this document into English that deals with "illegal pharmacy". I have had the translation checked by native French speakers and they agree that the translation is good and you will see some updates done by French people where the translation is lacking. https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/translation-of-french-appeal-court-case-needed.102089/#post-2106622 The reason the French courts decided on illegal pharmacy was for a number of reasons that you will need to consider carefully so I will not list them here. These reasons can be read in the translation. There are a number of Churches of Scientology in the UK selling and administering the same regimen of vitamins that they were convicted of in France. Since the laws in France as well as the UK are governed by EU laws then if it is illegal in France then it is also illegal in the UK. Churches of Scientology sell high doses of vitamins for their "Purification Rundown" and also sell high dosage vitamin E tablets for what they call "auditing". The following is the dosage they titrate up to on the "Purification Rundown" (and also on their Narconon detoxification programme). These programmes are not medically supervised. Note that this dosage is taken four times a day. http://www.narconon-europa.net/drugbomb.htm I have emailed you as pharmacy regulation inspectors because you have a Church of Scientology that sells and administers this vitamin programme in your catchment area so that you can investigate this matter and to have it stopped if it is illegal.