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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.


CSIP and Partners Support National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

October 20, 2020

Google, Facebook and Twitter Unite for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Tech industry, CSIP and DEA work together to eliminate the most common source of misused opioids – people’s homes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) – a coalition dedicated to protecting and educating consumers about prescription drug safety – and an unprecedented collaboration of tech leaders Google, Facebook and Twitter have united under Tech Together to support this year’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day efforts on October 24. Tech Together partners will utilize their platforms to provide information through a personalized automated Facebook messenger experience, custom twitter emoji and Google mapping tools for families and individuals wanting to safely dispose of unused medicines. Read More


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


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


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