Register Now
Why register?
Login
 The leading web portal for pharmacy resources, news, education and careers April 26, 2018
Pharmacy Choice - Pharmaceutical News - Fake Medicines Continue to Threaten Consumers EU Member States have an Obligation to Act - April 26, 2018

Pharmacy News Article

 2/21/18 - Fake Medicines Continue to Threaten Consumers EU Member States have an Obligation to Act

ASOP EU Releases a Progress Report on Public Awareness Campaigns by Country

LONDON(BUSINESS WIRE) According to The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy in the EU (ASOP EU), the illegal manufacturing and distribution of fake medicines is an enormous and growing public health risk with an untold cost to lives. "Vast profits are made by organized criminal gangs who often use the proceeds to support other criminal activities.

The Internet provides the ideal channel to buy illegally distributed fake medicines. Price, convenience and secrecy have driven consumer demand, creating the perfect environment for over 35,000 illegally operating websites."

Under article 85d of the Falsified Medicines Directive, each EU Member State is obliged to raise awareness about the risks of buying medicines online.

To better understand how countries are meeting these obligations to educate and protect consumers, the European Union's Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy (ASOP EU) and the European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (EAASM), has convened a series of discussions with many Member States. Based on these meetings, ASOP EU and EAASM have today issued a report, FIGHTING FAKES BY MEMBER STATES Falsified Medicines and the Common Logo Raising Public Awareness. The report provides a detailed snapshot of the progress each EU Member State has made to educate the public about the risks of buying medicines on the Internet.

The full press release can be accessed on the ASOP website.

ABOUT ASOP EU

The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy in the EU (ASOP EU) is a not for profit Community Interest Company and represents a multi-sectorial, coalition of organisations and individuals, dedicated to creating an environment that enables patients to buy their medicines online safely (where it is legal to do so). To find out more about ASOP EU and ASOP Global please visit the website www.buysaferx.pharmacy

ABOUT EAASM

The European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (EAASM) is a not for profit Community Interest Company whose members strive to ensure patients are aware of falsified and sub-standard medicines and unsafe medical practices and that national governments have put in place mechanisms to protect the public. To find out more about the EAASM please visit the website www.eaasm.eu

For ASOP EU and EAASM:

Mike Isles

Mike.isles@asop.eu

+44-7540-462867

or

Ashley Tapp / Deborah Bell

ashley.tapp@instinctif.com / deborah.bell@instinctif.com

+44-(0)20-7457-2020

or

For ASOP Global:

Judith Rontal

jrontal@scottcircle.com

+1-202-695-8224

Source: The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy in the EU (ASOP EU)



Copyright Business Wire 2018

Pharmacy News Index
  Drug Delivery Systems
  Drugstores
  FDA Final Approvals
  Front Page Healthcare News
  Generic Drugs
  Hospital Industry
  Internet Pharmacy
  IT in Healthcare
  Medicare & Medicaid
  Over-the-Counter Drugs
  Pharm Industry Trends and Policy
  Pharmaceutical Development
  Pharmaceutical Industry

LIVE ONLINE CE

Last Chance
Apr 26: The Immunity Puzzle- The Balance of Stress, Inflammation with Lifestyle Medicine
Apr 29: Metabolic Syndrome: The Heart of Any Wellness Practice
Apr 30: Legal & Practical Issues in Compounding Pharmacy
May 01: Medication Use During Pregnancy & Lactation
May 02: Using Effective Communication to Reduce Medication Errors
Click for entire Webinar Calendar

Special Announcement

Free Membership
Enjoy Drug Search, industry newsletters and more...

Nursing Jobs
Are you a nurse looking for a job?

Check out the Nursing Job Source.

Your number one choice for nursing jobs.



Websites » RxCareerCenter.comRxSchool.comClubStaffing.comNursingJobSource.comRN.com
Copyright © 2018 Pharmacy Choice - All rights reserved.
Terms and Conditions | Privacy Statement
888-682-4415