Statistical data

08.02.2018

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.

25.02.2016

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.

05.02.2015

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.

18.02.2014

Illegal imports of medicinal products in 2013

Last year, Swiss customs reported 1,096 confiscations of illegal shipments of medicinal products to Swissmedic.

16.05.2013

Illegally imported medicinal products: effects seen as a result of Swissmedic's measures

The number of illegal medicinal products seized has decreased once again in 2012.

09.02.2010

The trend continues: increase in imports of illegal medicines into Switzerland

The shipments of medicines seized at Swiss customs came from 64 different countries.

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