Prescription Drugs

Therapeutic Categories

An analysis of the 4,344 incidents occurring in CY 2020 disclosed:

  • Pharmaceuticals in every therapeutic category were targeted by criminals

  • 2,451 different medicines were involved in these incidents

  • In comparison to CY 2019, this represented a twenty-three percent increase (+23%)

  • As many as seventy-three (73) 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.

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