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 counterfeiting in the legal distribution chain:

Xarelto® 20 mg film-coated tablets in pack size N2 (28 tablets), lot BXHVHC3 in the Polish-Slovak style, are most likely counterfeit. If you have such a package, please contact us immediately.