Prescription Drugs

Therapeutic Categories

An analysis of the 5,987 incidents occurring in CY 2021 disclosed:

 

  • Pharmaceuticals in every therapeutic category were targeted by criminals

 

  • 3,160 different medicines were involved in these incidents

 

  • This represented a twenty-nine percent increase (+29%) over CY 2020

 

  • As many as 129 different medicines were discovered in a single incident

 

The categories most frequently targeted by individuals engaged in pharmaceutical counterfeiting were genito-urinary, central nervous system (CNS), and anti-infectives.