Healthcare providers play a critical role in educating patients about their prescriptions but not all talk to their patients about where they get their medicines and how to stay safe if purchasing online. Learn more below on how to identify the warning signs of rogue online pharmacies and how to identify safe, legitimate online pharmacies.
How Can You Be An Advocate for Patient Safety Online?
Educational Video For Providers – “Buying Rx Medicines Online Puts Consumers At Risk”
This ASOP Global video describes the growing problem of illegal online pharmacies and counterfeit medicines and what consumers can do to stay safe online.
Educational Video For Patients – Don’t Be Fooled By Foreign Pharmacy Websites
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HIV Prevention and Treatment – The Threats of Illegal Online Drug Sellers to Public Health and Patient Safety
Substandard, falsified, or otherwise counterfeit drugs – including those for PrEP – have been found advertised and sold in brick-and-mortar stores and on illegal online pharmacy websites.
To address the threat of persons living with HIV and persons at risk for HIV buying medications online from illegal and grey market sources, the ASOP Global Foundation partnered with healthcare providers and public health experts leading the fight against HIV/AIDS in New York City to develop resources to educate patients, providers, and community organizations about the dangers of purchasing medications online.
File A Report
If you suspect a website or social media account may be selling medication illegally, report it using the link below.