The theft of medicines in the EU
The study presents some key results collected through the analysis of the theft of medicines and medical devices within the EU and beyond.
First outlining a definition of this crime, the report provides insights on the relevance of studying and analysing this crime, then proceeding to quintify its size.
Through the analysis of data and information from a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative resources, this study presents an updated view on the current status of the theft of medicines across the EU, describing the main criminal modi operandi for stealing and reselling pharmaceutical products.
This report is an extract from the Deliverable 2.1 – Report on the regulatory framework and on the
status of the thefts of medicines in the EU of the project MEDI–THEFT, written in collaboration with AIFA – Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco, Arma dei Carabinieri, Fondazione SAFE, Affordable Medicines Europe, Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato Italiano, Medicines and Medical Devices Agency of Serbia and the Institute for Medicines and Medical Devices of Montenegro – CINMED.