Fact Sheets

About Online Pharmacies and Canadian Pharmacy Websites
There are between 30,000 to 35,000 online pharmacies operating at any one time ; and 20 new illegal online pharmacy sites are launched every day. Read More

Healthcare Providers Campaign Fact Sheet
ASOP Global has partnered with 16 national organizations, including the American Medical Association and American Pharmacists Association, to educate the 6 million healthcare providers in the U.S. to help them keep their patients safe online.  Read More

How to Save Money on Medications and Stay Safe
Up to 45% of Americans have trouble paying for the prescription medicines they require, and 26% of Americans simply don’t fill prescriptions because they simply can’t afford it. The #1 reason Americans don’t take their medications as prescribed is cost. Read More

Illegal Online Drug Sellers Fact Sheet
A recent review of more than 11,000 websites selling prescription medications to U.S. consumers found approximately 96% appear to be in conflict with U.S. laws; 89% of illegal online pharmacies don’t require a prescription;  and 20 new websites selling prescription medicines are launched every day.  Read More

Key Data About Controlled Substances Sold Online
In the U.S., the sale and purchase of controlled substances on the internet without a valid prescription or to issue prescriptions virtually without an in-person consultation with a physician is expressly prohibited by the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008. Read More

Key Data About Illegal Online Drug Sellers and Counterfeit Medicines
It is estimated that up to a third of the world’s prescription drugs are counterfeit, although this figure is closer to two-thirds in some developing countries.  Read More

Law Enforcement Actions
Law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and around the world work tirelessly to shut down illegal online drug sellers and bring them to justiceRead More 

Older Americans and Caregivers Campaign Fact Sheet
With the price of life-saving medications skyrocketing and older Americans increasingly turning to the Internet for prescription drugs not fully covered by Medicare, they are easy targets for illegal online drug sellersRead More 

Patients Harmed by Medicines Purchased From Illegal Online Pharmacies
There are dozens of incidences of patients who have bought ineffective or counterfeit medicines from illegal online drug sellers around the world.  Read More 

Toxins Found in Counterfeit and Falsified Medicines
The Internet is the largest market for counterfeit and falsified medicines. As noted below, these illegitimate products may contain dangerous toxins.  Read More

Transshipment of Drugs Through Canada
Some believe that limiting importation of foreign prescription drugs to only those imported from Canada will ensure it is safe. In practice, however, drugs “from Canada” could originate from any country in the world, and merely be shipped to the U.S. through Canada. Read More