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Welcome to the new EAASM website  

Contact us at enquiries@eaasm.eu to share your experiences of buying medicines online, or receiving medicines from your pharmacist which have seemed out of the ordinary.

The European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (EAASM) is an independent, pan-European initiative dedicated to protecting patient safety by ensuring access to safe and legitimate medicines. The Alliance was formed by a cross-section of European stake-holders from a variety of backgrounds. Its key activities include campaigning for the safer use of unlicensed or off-label medicines and also the exclusion of counterfeit and substandard medicines from the supply chain, raising public awareness around such issues, and promoting effective legislation and enforcement in relation to falsified medicines. For a leaflet summarising the EAASM's activities and achievements click here

On this website you will find a wealth of information about counterfeit and substandard medicines. Our top tips section will help you to reassure yourself that the prescription medicine you are buying is genuine. Our news section will provide you with the latest news on counterfeit medicines in Europe and around the world as well as updates about the EAASM activities. The EAASM constantly updates and adds useful resources to the website so you can get as much information as possible about obtaining safe medicines.

EAASM News

Managing healthcare costs: can patient safety be traded-off? – Lunch debate in the European Parliament organised by the EAASM

6 May 2015

The EAASM held a lunch debate in the European Parliament entitled “Managing healthcare costs: can patient safety be traded-off?”

The event addressed several issues of patient safety in the light of budget constraints in the healthcare sector during a discussion with the Members of the European Parliament and representatives of Pan-European organisations. It attracted over 25 people including a senior representative from DG Santé, MEPs, and their advisors, patient groups, the Industry trade sector.

ASOP EU announces a new Position Paper on the ​ Falsified Medicines Directive's ​ Common Logo ​

1 Mar 2015

The ​Falsified Medicines Directive's Common Logo promises to be a major step forward in the security of selling medicines at a distance and online. ASOP EU and its sister organisation's​, ASOP Global​ and CSIP​,​ will be fully supporting this initiative. To mark the launch of this support and the publication of ​ASOP EU​ position paper, ASOP ​Global​, ASOP EU and CSIP have a series of planned meeting with DG SANTE, Health Attaches ​of EU Member States​ and  directly with​ Member State ​officials ​who are ​responsible for the implementation of the Common Logo. These discussions are aptly timed, as the Common Logo must be implemented by July 2015.

Not for profit Partners ASOP and CSIP - Launch Times Square Ad to Protect Consumers from Illegal Online Drug Sellers

21 Nov 2014

The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) and the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) released a public service announcement this week that will run in New York City’s Times Square through January 2015. The 520 square foot advertisement warns consumers to be cautious when purchasing prescription drugs online because it could be “gambling with your life”.