Number of illegally imported therapeutic products has decreased
Authorities checked shipments of medicinal products worldwide from criminal online sales
Buying prescription-only medicinal products online from unknown sources is risky
Authorities worldwide have been checking for criminal online sales of medicines in a coordinated operation
Slightly fewer medicinal products imported illegally into Switzerland
The number of medicinal products ordered online and illegally imported into Switzerland is declining
Number of confiscated shipments more than doubled
Potency preparations remain at the top of the list of illegally imported
In 2017, 1,060 shipments of illegally imported therapeutic products were seized, including medically important medicinal products that are subject to strict prescribing limits.
In 2015, Swiss customs reported 1,134 cases of illegally imported medicinal products to Swissmedic, the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products.
Last year, more illegal medicinal products were again confiscated at the Swiss border than in the previous year.
Last year, Swiss customs reported 1,096 confiscations of illegal shipments of medicinal products to Swissmedic.
The number of illegal medicinal products seized has decreased once again in 2012.
The shipments of medicines seized at Swiss customs came from 64 different countries.