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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 and ex-officio member.

 

Jan252019

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Extends Helpline Hours for Families in Need

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (the Partnership), a CSIP partner, recently extended the hours for its popular helpline. The helpline is now available from 9AM to 12AM EST Monday through Friday (Saturday and Sunday 12PM to 5PM EST). Helpline staff can be reached via the Partnership’s website or by phone, text, or Facebook Messenger. Parents calling the helpline find bilingual support services and a connection to the Partnership’s Parent Coaching program. Read More

Jan112019

CSIP January 2019 Newsletter

Our January newsletter highlights the importance of parents talking openly with their children on the dangers of drug and alcohol use. It features information on the Parent Talk Toolkit from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (the Partnership) and MedicineSafe. The toolkit provides strategies for initiating these difficult conversations.

MedicineSafe is a collaboration between CSIP and the Partnership. It brings together a coalition of national and state partners to provide expert information and tools for safely managing prescription drugs and opioid addiction.

Read our January 2019 newsletter.

 

Dec062018

US Life Expectancy Lowest Since World War I; Opioid-Related Deaths Rise

Amid a nation gripped by chronic disease, drug abuse, gun violence, and more, the life expectancy of adults in the US has declined to levels not seen since the losses from flu and war in 1915-1918. According to the latest annual data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the US Department of Health & Human Services, Americans could expect to live 78.6 years from birth in 2017, a decrease from the previous year.

Drug overdoses and deaths, especially from fentanyl, saw an increase in 2017. According to an article on the data in the Washington Post, “Deaths attributed to opioids were nearly six times greater in 2017 than they were in 1999.” Health disparities based on geography are still a challenge, with states like West Virginia having 54.8 drug overdose deaths per 100,000 people, while Nebraska had 8.1 deaths per 100,000 people. Read More