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Prescription Drugs

Therapeutic Categories

An analysis of the 6,615 incidents occurring in CY 2022 disclosed:


  • Pharmaceuticals in every therapeutic category were targeted by criminals


  • 2,370 different medicines were involved in these incidents


  • This represented a twenty-five percent decrease (-25%) from CY 2021


  • As many as 280 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-infective.

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