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 and ex-officio member.
This spring, CSIP worked closely with our members Meta and Google to proactively extend the reach of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day through a public service ad campaign that reached over 1.1 million users on the Facebook platform. CSIP has run similar successful campaigns in the past, but this is the first time that the effort has reached this milestone on a single platform.
As we mark the first half of 2021 complete, there were some important developments in efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in the United States. There were also additional positive accomplishments in areas related to treatment and care for those in recovery. Read More
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