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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 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


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


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

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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