Welcome to the ASOP EU website

Welcome!

ASOP EU is a loose coalition of patient groups,  companies, organisations and individuals, united in the campaign to make the internet a safer place to obtain medicines (where it is legal to do so).

Within these pages, we hope that you will find everything that you need to help you stay safe online.  If you have any questions that aren't answered here, you can ask our experts using the link above.

Falsified Medicine is a scary subject.  It unites the otherwise polarised worlds of organised crime and healthcare.  However, it can also pose everyday challenges.  Why not click "Spotting a Fake" above, to find out just how good a detective you would make? 

From all of us at ASOP EU, we hope you enjoy navigating through the website.  

Stay safe online!

 

More Questions

My medicine seems much cheaper online.  The website says that it can do this because the pills come from India.  Why can't my pharmacy offer that as well?

The chances are that the "Indian" medicine is not licensed for use in your country.  In Europe, medicines are strictly licensed and regulated, to protect you and your health.  You know how it is produced, stored and dispensed.  Stay safe!


I pay for my medicine and bulk-buying seems like a great deal!  Is it?

In Europe, it is illegal to offer bulk discounts on prescription medicines.  If your online "pharmacy" is breaking that law, the chances are it won't stop there.  Check our advice on how to stay safe online

I am afraid to go to the doctor because I don't think he would prescribe the medicine that I think I need.  Why shouldn't I just go online, it's so discreet?

Obviously we can't know what your medical condition is but you should be aware that many quite serious illnesses can go undiagnosed (and therefore untreated) if you self-medicate to treat just the symptoms.  For example, erectile problems are known to be an early indicator of cardiovascular disease and Diabetes.  Your doctor is the person best placed to advise and, together with you, decide on the best treatment for you.  The last thing you need to be is afraid.

There IS information and support, click here if you are female, or here if you are male.

 

 

ASOP EU News

A new combined newsletter comprising the combined activities is now published. 

Safeguarding patient safety and quality of care in Europe:
Good practice for off-label use of medicines
Hosted by MEP Piernicola Pedicini 
Tuesday, 27th September 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 noon 

A public awareness raising campaign has been launched which is aimed at young adults warning of the dangers of buying dodgy diet pills online.

An educational campaign from the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy (ASOP) and the European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (EAASM) aimed at Italian patients looking to buy medicines online has revealed that nearly 70% of people, were unaware that the majority of online pharmacies are operating illegally.

Clinigen Group plc (AIM: CLIN, ‘Clinigen’ or the ‘Group’) the global pharmaceutical and services company has become a full member of the European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (EAASM) and Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy in the EU (ASOP EU), both aiming to protect patients from the dangers of falsified or counterfeit medicines.

ASOP Global News

ASOP Global Newsletter - Week of July 28, 2015

28 Jul 2015

On behalf of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) and the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies - EU (ASOP-EU), below is a summary of recent news discussing online pharmacies. 

ASOP Global Newsletter - Week of July 14, 2015

14 Jul 2015

On behalf of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) and the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies - EU (ASOP-EU), below is a summary of recent news discussing online pharmacies. 

ASOP Global Newsletter - Week of June 30, 2015

30 Jun 2015

On behalf of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) and the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies - EU (ASOP-EU), below is a summary of recent news discussing online pharmacies. 

 

ASOP EU Members

 

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