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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.

 

Jun022020

Supporting Individuals with Substance Use Disorders During COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has forever changed the American landscape. From the economy to the health care system to family/community dynamics, we wonder when “normal” will return and what that will look like. We also see that the COVID-19 crisis has only further spotlighted the health disparities and challenges facing our most at-risk individuals and families. Amid trying to socially distance and stay safe, we cannot forget those who are facing this pandemic while also facing chronic diseases – including substance use disorders. Read More

May112020

North Carolina News Highlights CSIP Partnership Promoting Online Pharmacy Verification

A recent announcement highlighted CSIP’s partnership with North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall to promote the value of online pharmacy verification, especially during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, as more people seek to access prescription medications online. The partnership also includes tech giants and CSIP members Twitter, Facebook, Google and Microsoft in a joint effort to promote the free pharmacy verification tool on the website VerifyBeforeYouBuy.org to North Carolina residents. There is a great need for such verification, due to the fact that many online pharmacies are illegitimate and could pose grave dangers to consumers, including the sale of counterfeit and unsafe medications and identity theft. Read More