In this section you can read all the latest news about counterfeit and substandard medicines from around Europe and the world.

The official membership signing took place during the First European Medical Association Annual Conference. 

ASOP attended the 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day organised by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). There, Mike Isles had the chance to meet the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Dr Vytenis Andriukaitis, who gave the keynote address.

ASOP Global’s Mike Isles was among the Fight the Fakes partners who met in Brussels to work on their future plans to raise awareness of the widespread sale and use of falsified medicines across the world and the dangers associated with these fake products.

Following the educational grant from Google, ASOP EU and the EAASM have been developing educational campaigns in Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy and France to inform the public about the dangers of illegally operating pharmacies.

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) and Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy (ASOP EU) hosted the fifth Best Practices Sharing Workshop in Paris, France on June 29, 2017.

Mike Isles speaking at the European Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Congress (Prague 24-27 June 2017) joined a panel of experts on the subject “Global Health – Access to medicines - ensuring the supply chain for access to safe and effective medicines”.

A new in depth analysis of the evolution of the descriptions applied to falsified, counterfeit and fake medicines has just been published. It aims to help clarify and simplify this hitherto controversial area. With the rising tide of criminal activity to produce and sell fake medicines online, clear and easy to understand descriptors will help to make public awareness raising campaigns more effective.

To help ensure absolute security and recognition of a genuine fully legal online seller of medicines, the web page of the European Association of Mail Service Pharmacies (EAMSP) recently became the first in Europe to switch its Top Level Domain to .pharmacy.

Mike Isles will be speaking on “Falsified Medicines: The Role of the Pharmacist in Raising Patient Awareness.

Commissioned in 2014 to understand the ramification of the issue, the study sheds light on the drivers behind the increasing use of off-label medicines in Europe, as well as the opportunities and challenges linked to it.