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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.


Dec202021

CSIP Fall Campaigns Offer Resources Emphasizing Prescription Drug Safety and Online Pharmacy Verification

A November 2021 article in The Washington Post reported a grim milestone in the ongoing overdose crisis that has been exacerbated during the nearly two-year COVID-19 pandemic: Between April 2020 and April 2021, the federal government counted over 100,000 deaths from overdoses. That is 275 people each day.

In light of these staggering numbers, U.S. consumers need resources to help them verify that their medicines – especially those purchased online – come from a safe source. Furthermore, they will benefit from vetted information about preventing prescription medicine misuse. This past autumn, CSIP and its members implemented two targeted campaigns aimed at addressing these important needs. Read More

Apr292021

American Rescue Plan and Opioid Treatment Funding

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Even before the United States entered into the era of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), only 13 percent of the approximately 21 million people who needed treatment for a substance use disorder received it. Add to this the economic and social burdens facing Americans and this percentage has only likely decreased. With most states not covering a full panel of substance use disorder treatment through Medicaid, the response to opioid and other drug misuse has not been as strong as it could be. The  American Rescue Plan may offer hope. Read More