The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies’ blog profiles efforts to address the growing problem of consumer access to illegitimate pharmaceutical products on the Internet from the perspective of CSIP staff and board members and partners. It is updated on a a regular basis with new information and breaking news stories so be sure to check back often.
Each week the Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies (CEPOP) produce an opioid policy and news update. This report compiles resources related to federal and state legislative and other news on the opioid epidemic. In this blog post, we share a few highlights from their latest edition and thank CEPOP staff for their hard work. Read More
As we face an international public health crisis not experienced in the lifetime of even some of our oldest citizens, we, at CSIP, are truly grateful to all frontline health care workers who are supporting families around the country. While the acute concerns of “Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019” (COVID-19) plague cities around the US, there is also the underlying concern for those facing more long-term health issues – including those in opioid addiction treatment and those in need of regulated opioids for medical issues. Read More
According to a 2018 survey of human resources executives and other employees conducted by the Hartford Financial Services Group, 67% of employers “know/expect opioid abuse is affecting business” and 64% “feel unprepared to deal with the opioid problem.” While the typical response to an employee suffering from an opioid addiction would be termination, companies like Leidos are creating policy and practice that transitions from “zero tolerance” to prevention, compassion, and even “second chances.” Read More