Welcome to the EAASM website  

Contact us at enquiries@eaasm.eu to share your experiences of buying medicines online, or receiving medicines from your pharmacist which have seemed out of the ordinary.

The European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (EAASM) is an independent, pan-European initiative dedicated to protecting patient safety by ensuring access to safe and legitimate medicines. The Alliance was formed by a cross-section of European stake-holders from a variety of backgrounds. Its key activities include campaigning for the safer use of unlicensed or off-label medicines and also the exclusion of counterfeit and substandard medicines from the supply chain, raising public awareness around such issues, and promoting effective legislation and enforcement in relation to falsified medicines. For a leaflet summarising the EAASM's activities and achievements click here

On this website you will find a wealth of information about counterfeit and substandard medicines. Our top tips section will help you to reassure yourself that the prescription medicine you are buying is genuine. Our news section will provide you with the latest news on counterfeit medicines in Europe and around the world as well as updates about the EAASM activities. The EAASM constantly updates and adds useful resources to the website so you can get as much information as possible about obtaining safe medicines.

Latest News

EUROPOL: Awareness campaign on online counterfeiting

15 Dec 2016

EUROPOL launches a campaign for public awareness and prevention of online counterfeiting. The campaign gives insights into the most commonly affected sectors, the risks that come along with buying counterfeits and strategies on how to detect fraudulent websites. 

EUR 83 billion and 790 000 jobs lost every year across the EU due to counterfeiting and piracy

15 Dec 2016

According to a series of studies carried out by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), 83 billion Euros and 790 000 jobs are lost every year across the EU due to counterfeiting and piracy.

MHRA launch FakeMeds campaign with warning on dodgy diet pills

24 Aug 2016

A public awareness raising campaign has been launched which is aimed at young adults warning of the dangers of buying dodgy diet pills online.