Statistical data


Illegal imports 2021: Swissmedic seizes significantly more packages than in 2020

Buying prescription-only medicinal products online from unknown sources is risky


Illegal imports of medicinal products in 2020: medicines from the internet are still in demand

Slightly fewer medicinal products imported illegally into Switzerland


International Operation PANGEA week: Authorities confiscate 48,564 shipments of illegal pharmaceuticals worldwide

The number of medicinal products ordered online and illegally imported into Switzerland is declining.


Illegal imports of medicinal products 2019: simplified procedure proves its worth

Number of confiscated shipments more than doubled


Statistics illegally imported medicinal products 2018

Am häufigsten werden nach wie vor Potenzmittel illegal importiert


Statistics illegally imported medicinal products 2017

In 2017, 1,060 shipments of illegally imported therapeutic products were seized, including medically important medicinal products that are subject to strict prescribing limits.


Illicit trade in medicines: Fewer slimming products, more sleeping tablets and tranquillisers

In 2015, Swiss customs reported 1,134 cases of illegally imported medicinal products to Swissmedic, the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products.


Increase in illegal imports of medicinal products in 2014: The risks are underestimated

Last year, more illegal medicinal products were again confiscated at the Swiss border than in the previous year.