Essential medicines and health products

Where are counterfeit medicines found?

Counterfeit medicines have been reported to occur worldwide.

The problem of counterfeit medicines is not limited to developing countries only. They are also found in developed countries. But, the problem is more widespread in countries where medicine regulation is ineffective, smuggling of medicines is rampant, clandestine manufacturing exists, sanctions are absent or very weak, and there is high corruption. No country is immune to the problem.