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The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies strives to stay on top of the latest topics, trends and developments related to counterfeit online medicines and illegitimate internet pharmacies. This page will also be updated with CSIP happenings, as well as news from our members. Members of the media and others are invited to contact us for additional information.


Operation Pangea X Successfully Targets Websites Selling Fake Opioids and other Dangerous Drugs

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Operation Pangea is an international week of action to stop the online sale of counterfeit drugs. The annual global effort has been in place since 2008 and is coordinated by INTERPOL. Operation Pangea X occurred September 12-18, 2017. This year’s effort was the largest on record, with 197 police, customs, and health regulatory authorities from a record 123 countries, seizing 25 million illicit and counterfeit medicines worldwide. Read More


CSIP Welcomes dotHealth as New Member

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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. Read More


Black Market Insulin: Life-Saving Medication or Major Health Risk?

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Every year 1.4 million people in the United States are diagnosed with diabetes. If they are dependent on insulin to keep their blood sugar levels out of dangerous ranges, they are faced with a potentially huge expense. According to a 2016 article in Diabetes Forecast, “by 2020 the global insulin market will top $48 billion” and depending on the availability and type of insurance coverage, the burden on patients and their families is tremendous. Read More