ASOP Global Trip to Brazil
Sao Paulo and Brasília, Brazil
The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) began a Latin America initiative during 2018. We completed a successful series of meetings in Mexico City September 4 – 8, and during the week of September 10 the ASOP Global delegation had significant meetings in Sao Paulo and Brasília, Brazil. The ASOP Global Brazil delegation included Jeffrey Gren (ASOP Global Board Member), J. J. Saul (ASOP Global Consultant) and Luciana Shimizu Takara (USP Brazil Office).
Brasilia meetings included Brazil ANVISA, U.S. Embassy staff (Commercial Service and Department of Health and Human Services) and FCC (Brazilian Federal Council of Pharmacy). São Paulo meetings included the US Commercial Service, AmCham Brazil, Mercado Libre, FNCP (National Forum Against Piracy), Sindusfarma, Interfarma and the USP Brazil Office. Jeff, J. J. and Luciana gained great insight into the current status of drug safety and online sales of medicines in Brazil. This information will be used as ASOP Global continues to work with Brazil partners and organizes the 2019 ASOP Global delegation trip to Brazil. Below are several pictures from the Brazil meetings.
ASOP Global is a nonprofit organization that works to protect patients though public awareness, promoting safe ways for consumers to buy medicines online and cooperative activities with regulators, customs and law enforcement officials to protect patients by taking down unsafe websites selling substandard or falsified medicines.
ASOP Global will back in Brazil during 2019 with a delegation for further collaboration with Brazil partners. There are significant opportunities in Brazil for following-up activities in partnership with the Brazil organizations we met with. More information can be found on ASOP Global’s website – www.BuySafeRx.Pharmacy.