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News Releases

This page contains official news releases and important announcements from CSIP and its partner organizations on news items and related information about its mission to educate consumers about protecting themselves from illegal online pharmacies. For more information please reach out to CSIP using our contact us page.

May062020

North Carolina Secretary of State Partners with CSIP to Promote Online Pharmacy Verification

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The following press release was issued by CSIP and the North Carolina Secretary of State, highlighting the details of the month-long VerifyBeforeYouBuy.org campaign focused on keeping families safe during COVID-19.

North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and Global Tech Companies Partner to Keep Families Safe When Purchasing Prescriptions Online

Raleigh, N.C. (May 6, 2020) – As cities and counties across North Carolina continue to stay at home and practice social distancing related to COVID-19, online purchasing has skyrocketed, forcing most of us to purchase everything from groceries to prescription drugs online. The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) and Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall, today announced the launch of a new online public awareness campaign for Verify Before You Buy. Read More

Apr102020

Technology Companies Come Together to Support Addiction Recovery During COVID-19

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In partnership with the Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP), Tech Together launches new online support tools for those battling opioid addiction and substance use disorder

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) – a non-profit dedicated to consumer protection and education around online pharmacies and prescription drugs – and a coalition of tech leaders Google, Facebook and Twitter have joined forces to announce a new online platform TechTogether.co. The site is a collection of resources to help those experiencing substance use disorder or battling addiction and the associated stigma. Read More

Mar272020

CSIP Urges Consumers to Report Fraudulent Medications that Claim to Treat or Prevent COVID-19

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Supporting FDA, FTC and DOJ, CSIP joins in effort to prevent the online sale of  fraudulent medications amidst coronavirus pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) and its members, dedicated to the education and protection of consumers from counterfeit medications and illegal online pharmacies, urge the American public to report medications promising treatment of the “Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019” (COVID-19) by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline (1-866-720-5721) or by e-mailing the NCDF at [email protected]. CSIP’s VerifyBeforeYouBuy.org will also serve as a resource for those seeking to verify medications online amidst the global coronavirus pandemic. Read More