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Who We Are

ASOP represents a broad coalition of stakeholders who have an interest in protecting patient safety and ensuring patient access to safe and legitimate online pharmacies.  Stakeholders include:

  • Patients and their advocates
  • Pharmacists and pharmacies
  • Other health care providers
  • Boards of Pharmacy
  • Public health organizations
  • Pharmaceutical companies

ASOP Members Include:

  • American Pharmacists Association*
  • European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines
  • Eli Lilly & Company*
  • International Pharmaceutical Federation
  • LegitScript*
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores*
  • NeedyMeds
  • Enforce the Act
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    *Denotes Steering Group leader

    ASOP Observers

    Observers are organizations that are interested in the Alliance's work but do not participate as members, including:




    Our Structure

     PARTICIPATION:  The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) is an informal alliance of stakeholders who seek to protect patient safety globally and ensure patient access to safe and legitimate online pharmacies in accordance with applicable laws.  ASOP has three categories of participation--Steering Group Members, General Members, and Observers.  ASOP believes illegal online drug sellers pose a serious threat to patient safety.  All participants are committed to ASOP's core principles and mission of protecting patient safety and ensuring patient access to safe and legitimate online pharmacies in accordance with all federal and state laws.

    • Steering Group Members – Lead the development of ASOP’s mission; manage the execution of ASOP’s strategic objectives in policy, legislation, and education; and oversee governance decisions related to external communications and project expenditures.
    • General Members – Actively participate and provide input to direct ASOP’s strategy and advise the Steering Group. All members -- both Steering Group and General -- have an equal voice. Decisions are made by consensus and no one has a veto.
    • Observers  -- Observe ASOP’s work and provide advice and information to ASOP members.  In addition to facilitating transparency, Observers have the ability to participate in monthly coalition meetings, provide expertise and voluntary input, and exchange information that can help to inform ASOP’s work and their own efforts.  Observers are not considered Members of ASOP and do not have a vote regarding coalition matters.


    FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTORS: ASOP intends to have, and has consistently enjoyed, a broad base of direct financial and in-kind support from companies, nonprofit organizations, and trade associations. ASOP accepts contributions from its Steering Group Members, General Members, Observers, and unaffiliated supporters when their objectives are aligned with ASOP’s.


    ASOP is managed by FaegreBD Consulting, who ensures coalition compliance with U.S. laws and requirements, including but not limited to federal Lobbying Disclosure Act and antitrust laws.