Illegal pharmaceuticals


As of 1 January 2019, anyone who produces, sells or distributes medicinal products is required by law to report to Swissmedic any suspicion of illegal trading in such products.

Medicrime Convention


Counterfeiting and illegal sales of medicines and medical devices constitute a major threat to health.

Combatting the counterfeiting of medicinal products and medical devices calls for concerted action at the international level.

Importing and exporting medicinal products by individuals


Contact/address

Announcements, warnings, statistics


12.08.2021

Update – Warning about supposedly herbal products

Swissmedic is issuing an urgent warning regarding slimming products and other supposedly natural products

08.06.2021

Operation PANGEA XIV: campaign against counterfeit and illegally imported medicinal products

Authorities worldwide have been checking for criminal online sales of medicines in a coordinated operation

04.05.2021

International trade with wholesalers outside the EU

Licence holders required to check suppliers more rigorously

Campaigns


https://www.swissmedic.ch/content/swissmedic/en/medicrime.html