Mike Isles, Executive Director, Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy (ASOP EU)
Mike is the Executive Director for the non-profit Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy in the EU (www.asop.eu). Its mission is to enable patients to buy their medicines online safely – where it is legal to do so. ASOP EU collaborates strongly with ASOP Global and its members and observers involve many key internet stakeholders. Its aim is to facilitate and campaign for new legislation as well as concrete voluntary actions that will make a real difference and ultimately benefit the health and safety of patients.
Mike is also Executive Director of the European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (www.eaasm.eu), a pan-European non-profit patient safety organisation. The EAASM is the secretariat for a major medication error and traceability project, entitled the European Collaborative Action on Medication Errors and Traceability (ECAMET), its White Paper calls for enhanced digitalisation and traceability systems in the hospital area which have been proven to dramatically reduce medication errors. The EAASM also advocates alongside the Nanomedicine Regulatory Coalition for the development of a robust and harmonised EU regulatory framework to protect patients and guarantee the safety, quality and efficacy of innovative nanomedicines and nanosimilars. It also campaigns for the safer use of unlicensed/off-label medicines. and the exclusion of falsified and substandard medicines from the supply chain.