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PSI has collected data on counterfeiting, illegal diversion and theft incidents for fourteen consecutive years. The yearly totals for the last five years are shown on the adjacent bar chart.

The chart shows:

  • 3,147 pharmaceutical crime incidents in CY 2016
  • Incidents increased by five percent increase (+5%) from CY 2015
  • Incidents were at an all-time high
  • Over the past five years, incidents increased by fifty-six percent (+56%)

To gauge the magnitude of these counterfeiting incidents, PSI continued to track the quantity of drugs seized. Incidents involving the seizure of more than 1,000 dosage units were classified as a commercial incident; incidents involving less than 1,000 dosage units were classified as non-commercial.

The Institute found:

  • 520 counterfeiting incidents involved either customs seizures or police/health inspector raids
  • Seizures fell by forty-five percent (-45%) over the prior year
  • Thirty-eight percent (38%) of the seizures were commercial
  • Non-commercial seizures represented forty-six percent (46%) of the total