Statistical data


Illegal imports 2022: many confiscated shipments contained erectile stimulants

Number of illegally imported therapeutic products has decreased


Operation PANGEA XV: International campaign against falsified and illegally imported medicinal products

Authorities checked shipments of medicinal products worldwide from criminal online sales


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

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


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


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


Illegally imported medicinal products: underestimated risks!

Potency preparations remain at the top of the list of illegally imported


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.


Illegal imports of medicinal products in 2013

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


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.


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

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


Swissmedic fights pharmaceutical crime

Press release

Last modification 29.07.2019

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