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Counterfeit Drug Industry

COUNTERFEIT DRUG INDUSTRY? HOW BIG IS THE INCIDENTS WORLDWIDE Class of counterfeit seizure The rising number of incidents 48% 43% 9% 2500 COMMERCIAL NON-COMMERCIAL OTHER 2000 ● THERAPEUTIC CATEGORIES OF FAKE PHARMACEUTICAL INCIDENTS By percent increase in 2009 57% 48%% 1500 1412 1123 35% 32% 28% 2370 1000 JI/0 500 196 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Allmentary Anti-Infective Musculo-Skeletal Cyto-Static CNS Cardiovascular • GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF INCIDENTS & ARRESTS BY REGION IN 2009 EUROPE 347 ASIA N. AMERICA 199 NEAR EAST 149 EURASIA 176 AFRICA LATIN AMERICA 67 570 % of Arrests in 2009 1,468 persons arrested for involvement in counterfeiting. This was a sixty percent (60%) increase from the arrest total in CY 2008. # of Incidents Totals exceed 2,003 incidents because a region is included if it is the origin, point of seizure or transit, or destination of illegal pharmaceuticals. Therefore, one incident could be sited as two, if the drugs originated and were confiscated in the same region. 176 • TOP SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMODITIES SEIZED BY THE U.S. CBP IN 2009 • COUNTERFEIT DRUG FACTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD • The total value of all commodities presenting potential safety or security risks seized in 2009 was $32,431,797. 19% of drugs in developed 10-15% of drugs iIn developing world are fake nations are fake • Pharmaceuticals were the top commodity presenting potential safety or security risks seized by the .S. Customs and Border Protection, valued at $11,026,260. 10% 15% (8%) Cigarettes (3496) Pharmaceuticals 50% $75-200 BILLION (996) Sunglasses Estimates for the size of the fake drug market range from $75BIlon to $200Blon per year. (1196) Perfurne • In over 50% of cases, medicines purchased over the Internet from illegal sites that conceal their physical address have been found to be counterfeit. • It is estimated that there are currently over 800 fake versions Around 1 million people die every year as a result of using pharmaceutical products. of pharmaceutical products • SOURCES Pharmaceutical Security Institute ( | Kasier Health News | World Health Organization Chemical and Engineering News ( |U.S. Customs and Border Protection ( Site JABBER (6%) Batteries (13%) Electrical Articles (12%) Critical Technology Compor

Counterfeit Drug Industry

shared by kcatoto on Mar 27
The World Health Organization estimates that 10 % of global pharmaceutical commerce is in fake drugs. ( this figures is debated passionately by both sides) The developing world, mainly Southeast Asia...


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