Resource Centre

Great!  You are in the right place to find out everything you need to know about counterfeit medicines.  First, you might be interested to know where and when falsified or counterfeit medicines have been found.  Take a look at this interactive map, courtesy of, for an insight into the scale of the problem.


Falsified Medicines - Costing the Earth

In it first major report, ASOP EU has delved into the data available relating to the cost to the public and private purse of falsified medicines.  The report makes shocking reading and you can download it here.


You can also find a lot of useful information on the websites here:

European Alliance for  Access to Safe Medicines

The US-based Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies

The US-based Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies






News from ASOP EU

New scientific article aims to help simplify fake medicine terminology

4 Apr 2017

A new in depth analysis of the evolution of the descriptions applied to falsified, counterfeit and fake medicines has just been published. It aims to help clarify and simplify this hitherto controversial area. With the number of increasing illegally operating websites selling medicines across the world clear and easy to understand descriptors which will help to make public awareness raising campaigns more effective.

ASOP EU member adopts top level domain name .pharmacy

23 Mar 2017

To help ensure absolute security and recognition of a genuine fully legal online seller of medicines, the web page of the European Association of Mail Service Pharmacies (EAMSP) recently became the first in Europe to switch its Top Level Domain to .pharmacy. 

EAASM and ASOP EU to be present at the 22nd Congress of the European Association Of Hospital Pharmacists 22-24 March 2017.

10 Mar 2017

Mike Isles will be speaking on “Falsified Medicines: The Role of the Pharmacist in Raising Patient Awareness.




ASOP EU Members


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