August 18, 2017 – The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) is pleased to announce the addition of dotHealth to their executive board. CSIP companies work together to protect consumers from the dangers of fake online pharmacies through collaboration with law enforcement, promotion of corporate citizenship and consumer education.
dotHealth is the organization behind .health – the domain extension for the health industry. Similar in purpose and scope to .edu for education and .org for organizations, the .health domain extension is the home for health online. The .health domain extension is used by physicians, pharmacists and pharmaceutical agencies, along with hospitals and health insurance providers and many more health professionals and organizations. .health is designed to eliminate confusion and uncertainty by providing an instantly recognizable address that makes it easier for users to find the reliable, relevant and safe health-related information. dotHealth’s website (www.get.health) offers a portal for information on the new top level domain, displays the timeline of its rollout to the health industry, and allows qualified members of the health industry to request an Industry Access token (which is needed to register a .health domain).
The leadership of dotHealth recognizes how their important work dovetails with the efforts of CSIP to provide curated educational and informational resources to consumers about the ways they can be sure they are purchasing genuine prescription medications from reputable sources online. “We are committed to protecting consumers online and are fortunate to join other industry-leading organizations who are leading the charge,” explains Jose Ignacio Rasco, CEO of dotHealth. “Becoming a member of CSIP aligns with our goals, among them, ensuring credible, meaningful health-related content on .health domains.”
Marjorie Clifton, the Executive Director of CSIP, recognized the importance of the mission of dotHealth and the significance of their part in the organization’s membership coalition. “We are thrilled to welcome dotHealth to our executive board. They join our upstanding group of companies focused on keeping consumers safe from illicit pharmacy websites. We are so pleased to have their expertise and vision as part of the important work of CSIP.”
dotHealth joins an array of representatives from across the internet ecosystem who form the executive board of CSIP. Other members include major online search and ad providers Google Microsoft, and Yahoo!, credit card and payments technology giants MasterCard, Discover and PayPal, global delivery service provider UPS, and worldwide social media leader Facebook. These member organizations, many of which date back to CSIP’s founding in 2011, provide strategic support and guidance for the work of CSIP as it promotes and encourages safe online pharmacies through education, enforcement, and information sharing. These efforts included the recent launch of an online pharmacy verification website – VerifyBeforeYouBuy.org – and a prescription drug savings portal – SaveOnMyMeds.org – in coordination with the North Carolina Department of State and several North Carolina nonprofit organizations.
The mission of the Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) is to promote and encourage safe online pharmacies through education, enforcement, and information sharing. Visit us online at https://safemedsonline.org for resources and visit https://verifybeforeyoubuy.org for online pharmacy verification.