News Releases

G2 Web Services Joins ASOP Global as New Member
August 7, 2018
The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) announced today that merchant risk management firm G2 Web Services has joined as a new member dedicated to combatting illegal online drug sellers.

ASOP Canada Statement Regarding Unauthorized EpiPen Sales Through Second-Hand Sellers
August 9, 2018
ASOP Canada is expressing concern following recent reports of the EpiPen auto-injector being sold online through second hand vendor sites.

ASOP Global Statement Welcoming Young People in Recovery as New Member
August 7, 2018
ASOP Global welcomes substance abuse recovery nonprofit Young People in Recovery as a new member organization.

ASOP Global Statement Regarding the Announcement of a Drug Importation Working Group at FDA
July 19, 2018
ASOP Global Statement on announcement of new drug importation working group at FDA.

ASOP Global Statement on FDA Warnings to Websites Marketing Unapproved Opioids
June 5, 2018
Statement on warning letters issued by the FDA to online networks that market unapproved opioids to consumers.

ASOP Global Statement on Largest U.S. Multi-Agency Investigation to Disrupt Sales of Illegal and Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals
May 10, 2018
ASOP Global Statement on law enforcement actions against illegal and counterfeit pharmaceuticals sales in California and Arizona.

Statement on ASOP Global Mission, Members and Funding and Drug Importation Position
May 7, 2018
Statement on ASOP Global Mission, Members and Funding and Drug Importation Position

ASOP Canada Statement on Canada Drugs Case
May 2018
ASOP Canada statement on Canada Drugs case.

ASOP Global CanadaDrugs Statement
May 1, 2018
ASOP Global is pleased that CanadaDrugs case has been settled after years of hard work by U.S. government, federal and state law enforcement and prosecutors to get justice for American patients and their families.

ASOP Global Statement on Congressional Hearings with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
April 12, 2018
ASOP Global statement regarding Facebook hearing testimony

Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies Launches ASOP Canada to Protect Canadians from Unsafe Medicine
April 5, 2018
The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) has launched a local chapter in Canada to better protect Canadians from the illegal online sale of medical products

Fake Medicines Continue to Threaten Consumers – EU Member States Have an Obligation to Act
February 21, 2018
ASOP EU Releases a Progress Report on Public Awareness Campaigns by Country.

ASOP Global Commends the USTR for their 2017 Notorious Markets List
January 16, 2018
ASOP Global statement in response to The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) 2017 Notorious Markets List.

ASOP GLOBAL Statement in Response to Guilty Pleas in CanadaDrugs.com Case
December 18, 2017
ASOP GLOBAL statement in response to guilty pleas in CanadaDrugs.com case.

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.

Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) Announces 2017 Global Patient Safety Champions
October 16, 2017
The Honorable Michael C. Burgess, MD (R-TX-26), Honorable Eugene Green (D-TX-29) and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) have been named the 2017 Global Patient Safety Champions by the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), it was announced today.

Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies Applauds Results of Operation Pangea X; Urges Continued Vigilance Against Illegal Online Pharmacies Worldwide
September 28, 2017
The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) applauded the results of INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea X, the most successful action of its kind to target illegal online pharmacies, but said more must be done to stop the global influx of counterfeit or substandard prescription medicines.

Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) Announces Four New Members
September 22, 2017
Gilead Sciences, Inc., the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH), and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association have joined the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), it was announced today.

New Survey Reveals Majority of Consumers Are Unaware of Risks Associated With Online Pharmacies, Oppose Legalizing Prescription Drug Importation
July 19, 2017
Results from the most comprehensive survey of 500 U.S. residents to evaluate consumer behavior and perceptions about online pharmacies were released today by the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global).

ASOP Global and ASOP EU Host Best Practice Sharing Workshop
July 11, 2017
The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) and Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy (ASOP EU) hosted the fifth Best Practice Sharing Workshop in Paris, France on June 29, 2017.

ASOP Global’s Executive Director, Libby Baney, ASOP EU’s Executive Director, Mike Isles and Klaus Gritschneder were joined by representatives from 20 EU Member States and not-for-profit patient safety organizations from the U.S. and Europe, including the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).

GoodRx Joins The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies
June 16, 2017
GoodRx, which has saved Americans $3 billion on their prescription medicines since 2011, has joined the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global).

Up to 45% of Americans struggle with paying for their prescription medicines, 26% don’t fill prescriptions because they can’t afford them, and medication nonadherence costs the U.S. healthcare system up to $289 billion a year.

ASOP Global/NABP Canadian Internet Sales Roundtable
May 20, 2017
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.

The Security of the Drug Supply Chain, Patient Safety and Drug Importation
April 28, 2017
On Friday, April 28, ASOP Global and The Pew Trusts will hold a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the issue of illegal online pharmacies, protections provided by the Drug Supply Chain Security Act, risks associated with undermining those protections, and consequences for patients who are exposed to unsafe products. Open to the public, reporters, members of Congress and their staffs, speakers will include Libby Baney, JD (ASOP Global), Elizabeth Jungman, JD, MPH (Pew),John Hertig, PharmD (Purdue College of Pharmacy), John Horton, JD (LegitScript) and Ali Schroer, LCSW (a patient harmed by drugs she bought from an illegal online pharmacy).

Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) Announces Four New Members
April 6, 2017
The International Alliance for Patients’ Organizations (IAPO), Consumer Online Foundation (COF) India, National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), and Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) have joined the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), it was announced today.

Alliance For Safe Online Pharmacies Announces Recipients Of Its First Internet Pharmacy Safety E-Commerce Award
March 21, 2017
The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) presented its 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, Denmark.

ASOP Global and International Partners Host India Forum On Patient Safety and Access to Safe Online Pharmacies
March 1, 2017
The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) India Initiative, International Alliance of Patients’ Organisations (IAPO), Indian Pharmacopeia Commission (IPC), U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), and leading consumer organizations worked with the Government of India (GoI) to organize and host the March 1-2, 2017 International Forum, “Patient Safety and Access to Safe Online Pharmacies.”

ASOP Global Launches BuySafeRx.pharmacy; Calls on Healthcare Providers to Help Educate Patients
December 15, 2016
The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) is partnering with the American Medical Association (AMA), American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and 14 other national non-profit organizations.
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Visa Inc. Joins ASOP Global
June 16, 2016
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is now a member of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), it was announced today by ASOP Global’s Executive Director, Libby Baney, and Martin Elliot, global head of brand protection for Visa.

ASOP Global, CSIP and NCL Join Forces to Keep Older Americans Safe Online
June 6, 2016
With an estimated 49.5% growth of the U.S. senior population by 2030 and out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries skyrocketing.
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U.S. Department of Justice to Arraign Fourteen Individuals and Companies for Charges Related to Selling $78 Million Worth of Counterfeit Drugs
August 18, 2016
In a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) indictment handed down by a grand jury in November 2014 and unsealed on August 11, 2015.

Counterfeit Medicines, Illegal Online Drug Sellers Targeted in Consumer Education Campaign (#BuySafeRx)
May 14, 2016
With the proliferation of illegal online pharmacies, the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) has launched “Buy Safe Rx”              
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Results of the First Study To Establish A Link Between Twitter and Illegal Online Pharmacies Published In JMIR
December 16, 2015
The results of a new study published today in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) found illegal online pharmacies are using Twitter to promote prescription drug abuse of controlled substances.