Percentage of Fake Medication Around the World

in Counterfeit Goods

The World Health Organization estimates that around 10 percent of all drugs around the world are counterfeit. In Less Developing countries, the percentage of counterfeit drugs in circulation could be as high as 33 percent, while in Develop countries the rate of fake drugs is less than 1 percent.

Source:  Ben Hirschler, “Spain, UK raids seize 300,000 doses of fake drugs,” Reuters, March 20, 2012.

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