Of the 35,000 active online drug sellers, 95% do not comply with applicable laws and pharmacy standards. Counterfeit products sold by illegal online pharmacies often are manufactured in unsafe conditions; contain no active ingredients; and/or are made using dangerous and sometimes deadly substances including floor wax, mercury, concrete, road tar, paint thinner, anti-freeze and other poisons. Buying prescription drugs from illegal pharmacy websites also endangers consumers’ financial information, putting consumers at increased risk of identity theft.

The ASOP Global Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides consumers with educational materials about illegal online pharmacies, counterfeit medicines and how to stay safe online.