Fight the Fakes International Meeting

Brussels, Belgium
October 23-25, 2017

ASOP Global’s Mike Isles was among the Fight the Fakes partners representing healthcare professionals, academia, NGOs, the generic and research-based pharmaceutical industry, healthcare distributors, and consumer protection organizations 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.

2017 Global Patient Safety Champions Reception

Washington, DC
October 11, 2017

ASOP Global’s Executive Director, Libby Baney, presented the 2017 Global Patient Safety Champion Awards to the Honorable Michael C. Burgess, MD (R-TX-26), Chairman, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health; the Honorable Eugene Green (D-TX-29), Ranking Member, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) at a Capitol Hill reception in Washington, DC.

Libby Baney and the Honorable Eugene Green

Libby Baney and Marty Allain, NABP

Libby Baney and the Honorable Michael C. Burgess, MD (R-TX-26)

Best Practice Sharing Workshop

Paris, France
June 29, 2017

The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) and the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy (ASOP EU) hosted the fifth Best Practice Sharing Workshop in Paris, France on June 29. ASOP Global’s Executive Director, Libby Baney, ASOP EU’s Mike Isles and Klaus Gritschneder, and NABP’s Policy and Communications Director, Melissa Madigan were joined by 20 EU member states and not-for-profit organizations where they discussed the need for more public awareness programs about falsified medicines like those previously conducted by ASOP Global in the U.S. and ASOP EU, as well as the “Common Logo”, which must appear on every online pharmacy selling medicine in Europe, and the latest progress relating to NABP’s .pharmacy top level domain (TLD) initiative. 

Read the News Release

Left to Right – 

Hanne Hanken (Norway); Quentin Duteil (Fondation Chirac); Monika Macisowicz (Poland); Marion Barreau (IRACM); Klaus Gritschneder (ASOP EU); Mike Isles (ASOP EU); Lynda Scammell (UK); Sammy Kohli (Denmark); Sasa Polovic (Croatia); Melissa Madigan (NABP); Alain Denis (Belgium); Philippe de Buck (Belgium); Libby Baney (ASOP Global); Felicia Vaz (Fight the Fakes); Paul Brewer (UK); Aline Plancon (FMEDs Programme)

Global Health: Access to Safe Medicines Panel

2017 European Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Congress (EACPT)
June 26, 2017
Prague, Czech Republic

Mike Isles, executive director of ASOP EU, and other international experts led the Global Health/Access to Safe Medicines Session during the 2017 European Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) Congress, which was held in Prague from June 24-27. Watch the panel discussion featuring the experts listed below.

Pavle Zelic, Medicines and Medical Devices Agency, Serbia

Josez Glasa, Slovak Medical University, Slovakia

Mike Isles, ASOP EU and EAASM

Prof. Donald Singer, Clinical Pharmacologist, EACPT

and President, Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine 

Canadian Online Pharmacies Forum

June 5, 2017
Quebec City, Canada

ASOP Global’s Executive Director, Libby Baney, NABP Senior Program Director, Marty Allain, NABP .pharmacy Canadian Consultant, Ronald F. Guse, and Perry Eisenschmid, CEO of the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) hosted the Canadian Online Pharmacies Forum during the 2017 Canadian Pharmacists Conference, which was co-sponsored by CPhA and the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) from June 2-5 in Quebec City. More than 700 pharmacists and pharmacy stakeholders attended the conference where they discussed key issues facing Canada’s healthcare system, including the opioid crisis, mental healthcare and antimicrobial stewardship.

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ASOP Global/NABP Canadian Internet Sales Roundtable

May 20, 2017
Orlando, FL

ASOP Global’s Executive Director, Libby Baney, and NABP’s Policy and Communications Director, Melissa Madigan and Ronald F.Guse, an NABP .pharmacy Canadian consultant, member of the board of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and former Manitoba Provincial Regulator were the speakers at the first Canadian Internet Drug Sales Roundtable, which was held during NABP’s 113th annual conference in Orlando, FL.


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The Security of the Drug Supply Chain, Patient Safety and Drug Importation

April 28, 2017
Washington, D.C.

ASOP Global and The Pew Charitable Trusts held a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss illegal online pharmacies; protections provided by the Drug Supply Chain Security Act; risks associated with legalizing importation of prescription medicines from Canada and other countries; and consequences for patients who are exposed to unsafe products.

Left to right: Ali Schroer, LCSW (a patient harmed by medicine she bought online); Libby Baney, JD (ASOP Global);
John Horton, JD (LegitScript); Elizabeth Jungman, JD, MPH (Pew); John Hertig, PharmD (Purdue College of Pharmacy)

APEC RHSC Regulatory Science Center of Excellence (CoE) for Product Quality & Supply Chain Pilot Program

March 28-31, 2017
Rockville, MD

ASOP Global’s Libby Baney and experts from the U.S. FDA, USP and University of Maryland were among the speakers at the APEC RHSC Regulatory Science Center of Excellence for Product Quality and Supply Chain Pilot Program held March 28-31, 2017.

22nd Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists

March 22-24, 2017
Cannes, France

Mike Isles, Executive Director of the EAASM and ASOP EU presented at the symposium entitled “Access to Unlicensed Medicines; Right Medicine, Right Patient, Right Time.” 


March 11-16, 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark

ASOP Global’s Matt Rubin and ASOP EU’s Mike Isles presented ASOP Global’s inaugural Internet Pharmacy Safety E-Commerce Leadership Award to Rightside and Realtime Register during the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Joint Meeting of the Registries and Registrars Stakeholder Groups at ICANN58 in Copenhagen.

International Forum on Patient Safety and Access to Safe Online Pharmacies

March 1-2, 2017
New Delhi, India

ASOP Global’s Libby Baney and Jeff Gren were joined by 160 representatives from the Government of India (Gol), Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) India Initiative, International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO), Indian Pharmacopeia Commission (IPC), U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) and other international organizations for this two-day event.