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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.

Nov132018

CSIP Forms Tech Coalition to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

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The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) partners with Facebook, Google and Twitter to Launch the Tech Coalition to Increase Awareness and Support for Those Struggling with Addiction

November 13, 2018 – WASHINGTON: Today, we are proud to take another important step in addressing the opioid epidemic by launching the new coalition, Tech Together to Fight the Opioid Crisis. CSIP will bring together Facebook, Google, and Twitter to help those battling the epidemic. Tech Together’s inaugural meeting takes places today as CSIP hosts “Searching for Answers: Innovating for Families in the Opioid Age,” where tech and public health experts will share best practices and explore new opportunities to help. Tech Together welcomes other companies and organizations to join the coalition with the shared goal of making it easier for people to find help and support. Read More

Oct252018

CSIP Encourages Consumers to Participate in DEA’S National Prescription Take Back Day

Google Take Back Day

Google’s Online Tool Helps Consumers Easily Find a Location

Washington, D.C. – The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) and its members are encouraging Americans to do their part to help curb opioid misuse and accidental drug poisoning by participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Take Back Day on Saturday, October 27 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.

“Of the 72,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017, more than 49,000 involved opioids,” explained CSIP Executive Director Marjorie Clifton. “With the majority of misused prescription drugs being obtained from the medicine cabinets of family and friends, participating in DEA’s National Prescription Take Back Day helps families properly dispose of unused or expired medicines and prevent addiction where it most often starts – at home.” Read More

May102018

CSIP and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Announce New National Coalition to Help Curb Opioid Epidemic

MedicineSafe News

Washington, D.C. – As cities and states across the country continue to search for practical, impactful solutions to prevent addiction and opioid-related overdose deaths, the Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today announced the launch of MedicineSafe, a new coalition of national and state organizations working together to help save lives.

Last year, more than 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses; two-thirds of those deaths were caused by opioids, including fentanyl. An estimated 2.1 million people in the U.S. struggle with an Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), but less than 18% receive specialty treatment.

“We’re losing more than 115 Americans every day to overdose deaths caused by legal and illicit drugs, including prescription pain medicines, heroin and fentanyl; that’s one person every 12 minutes,” said CSIP Executive Director Marjorie Clifton. Read More