Beware of Medical Counterfeits!

Protecting Patients Is a Priority for Bayer

Germany has a secure healthcare system. However, patients who buy online or abroad increasingly fall prey to counterfeit drug scams. Bayer is active in the fight against trade with illegal medicines. Counterfeit drugs are a global threat. Worst case, such fakes can endanger the health of unsuspecting users or even be life-threatening.




On this page you will find information about how to protect yourself from fake medicines.


Warning in the context of the coronavirus pandemic

The pandemic due to the new corona virus entails new risk concerning the individual medicinal products supply.

Criminals might exploit this specific situation and use people’s fears for their advantage. This may lead e.g. to offers of potential falsified medicines and medical products by using unregistered supply channels and unauthorized vendors.

Beware of falsified medicines especially in the Internet!
Purchase your medication exclusively in the legal supply chain and following appropriate advice provided by your doctor or pharmacist and eventually based on a prescription.

Warning about falsified medicine (Aspirin Protect 100 mg 30 Tablets, batch BT13J11) in the official legal distribution chain in Kosovo (May 27, 2022):

Falsified products have been identified in Kosovo, all marked with the same variable data, imitating genuine Bayer Aspirin Protect 100 mg 30 Tablets packages, batch code BT13J11, expiry date 04 2025.

The packages were detected in the legal supply chain in a pharmacy.


How to identify the falsified products is explained in the corresponding document (link).


From the safety perspective, Bayer recommends not to use the counterfeit / falsification in the present case which is a product out of specifications.


If you need support in identifying such a potentially falsified package, please contact us immediately as indicated in the corresponding document (link).

Warning about falsified medicine (Gamimune N.5%) marketed with the company logo in Brazil (October 21, 2022)


The Brazilian Health Authority issued a warning (link, Portuguese language only) concerning the falsified product Gamimune N.5%. The product Gamimune N.5% is marketed with Bayer’s company logo and name, but it is not an authentic product manufactured by Bayer. There is neither such product registered by Bayer for the Brazilian market nor Bayer manufactures such a product.


From the safety perspective, Bayer recommends not to use the counterfeit / falsified / phantasy product which is not a registered authentic Bayer product.


If you have such a package, please contact your local competent health authorities.

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