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U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention Joins Forces with the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies to Combat Counterfeit Medication Online

Libby and Gaurvika

Libby Baney of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies and Gaurvika Nayyar of the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention will speak September 18 at Interchange 2014 in Washington D.C.

The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) announced on August 21st that the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is joining forces with them to stem the tide of counterfeit medication pouring into the United States via the Internet.

Ronald T. Piervincenzi, chief executive officer of USP explained, “Helping to ensure the quality, integrity, safety and benefits of medicines and foods is a core mission for USP and an important tool in improving public health around the world. The illegal online sale of medicines, which can include large volume of counterfeit and substandard products, is a threat that reaches directly into the homes of consumers.”

Libby Baney, executive director of ASOP applauded USP’s membership in her organization and offered her thoughts on how important this partnership is for U.S. patient safety, “As USP recognizes, we all must work together to make the Internet safer for patients worldwide.”

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a global health organization that improves lives through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines and foods. USP’s standards are used worldwide. For more information about USP visit http://www.usp.org.

The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to protect patient safety globally and ensure patient access to safe and legitimate online pharmacies in accordance with applicable laws. Find out more at http://www.safeonlinerx.com.

We are pleased to announce that representatives from both organizations, Gaurvika Nayyar, Program Manager for Asia at United States Pharmacopeia’s Promoting the Quality of Medicines Program, and Libby Baney, Executive Director for The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies will be part of Interchange 2014 September 18 at the Newseum in Washington D.C. Tickets are going fast, so register today!

By S. Imber

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