“We are thrilled that these four organizations are committed to helping us fulfill our mission – to make the Internet safe for consumers worldwide through education, research, advocacy, and policy.” -Libby Baney, ASOP Global Executive Director
Washington, DC (PRWEB)
September 22, 2017
Gilead Sciences, Inc., the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH), and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association have joined the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), it was announced today.
“We are thrilled that four organizations who serve such vastly different patient populations have joined dozens of ASOP Global members committed to helping us raise awareness of and combat illegal online pharmacies and counterfeit medicines, and helping us fulfill our mission – to make the Internet safe for consumers worldwide through education, research, advocacy, and policy,” said ASOP Global Executive Director, Libby Baney.
California-based Gilead Sciences, Inc., a research-based biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. “With the recent rise in counterfeit antiviral medications for now curable or manageable diseases such as Hepatitis C or HIV/AIDS, respectively, it is all the more important ASOP Global educates patients and providers about illegal online drug sellers and how to stay safe,” Baney explained.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, is dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
“Many illegal online pharmacy websites care only about their bottom line, not the safety of patients,” said NAMI’s Director of Legislative Advocacy, Andrew Sperling. “Ensuring that patients and families dealing with mental illness maintain safe access to medications, especially in the instance they choose to look online, is crucial.”
The National Council for Behavioral Health represents 2,900 member organizations serving over 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses or addiction.
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