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New Peer-Reviewed Study Finds Online Pharmacies Are Using Twitter To Illegally Sell Fentanyl, Percocet®, Vicodin® and Other Addictive Opiods To U.S. Consumers

October 25, 2017

Results from a new peer-reviewed study to be published in the November issue of American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) found illegal online pharmacies are using Twitter to market and sell Percocet®, Vicodin®, Oxycontin®, hydrocodone, fentanyl and oxycodone and other highly addictive and often deadly controlled substances to U.S. consumers, in direct violation of U.S. federal law.

Press Kit

About ASOP Global 
The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) is dedicated to protecting consumers around the world, ensuring safe access to medications, and combating illegal online drug sellers.  Read More
Libby Baney, Executive Director (Bio)
Libby is the founder and executive director of ASOP Global). In this capacity, Libby leads ASOP Global operations, shapes public policy, and advocates for increased international attention to the issue of illegal online drug sellers.  Read More
Illegal Online Drug Sellers and Counterfeit Medicines 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
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
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 sellers.  Read 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
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 justice.  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

Frequently Asked Questions
Fake medicines sold online are often manufactured in unsafe conditions and may contain no active ingredients or anything from paint thinner, arsenic or floor wax.  Read More