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

The chart shows:

  • 3,509 pharmaceutical crime incidents in CY 2017
  • Incidents increased by eleven percent increase (+11%) from CY 2016
  • Incidents were at an all-time high
  • Over the past five years, incidents increased by sixty percent (+60%)

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:

  • 590 counterfeiting incidents involved either customs seizures or police/health inspector raids
  • Seizures increased by thirteen percent (+13%) over the prior year
  • Thirty-two percent (32%) of the seizures were non-commercial
  • Commercial seizures represented fifty-two percent (52%) of the total