An analysis of the 4,405 incidents occurring in CY 2018 disclosed:
Pharmaceuticals in every therapeutic category were targeted by criminals
1,882 different medicines were involved in these incidents
In comparison to CY 2017, this represented a twenty-three percent increase (+23%)
As many as seventy-one different medicines were discovered in a single incident
When examining counterfeiting incidents only, medicines in the genito-urinary, central nervous system (CNS), and anti-infective therapeutic categories were the most frequently targeted by individuals engaged in pharmaceutical counterfeiting.