Opioid News

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.



Opioid Policy and News Updates: April 2020

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Each week the Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies (CEPOP) produce an opioid policy and news update. This report compiles resources related to federal and state legislative and other news on the opioid epidemic. In this blog post, we share a few highlights from their latest edition and thank CEPOP staff for their hard work. Read More


COVID-19 and Opioids: Overcoming Challenges to Protect Those In Need

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As we face an international public health crisis not experienced in the lifetime of even some of our oldest citizens, we, at CSIP, are truly grateful to all frontline health care workers who are supporting families around the country. While the acute concerns of “Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019” (COVID-19) plague cities around the US, there is also the underlying concern for those facing more long-term health issues – including those in opioid addiction treatment and those in need of regulated opioids for medical issues. Read More


From Zero Tolerance to Compassion for Employees Suffering from Addiction

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According to a 2018 survey of human resources executives and other employees conducted by the Hartford Financial Services Group, 67% of employers “know/expect opioid abuse is affecting business” and 64% “feel unprepared to deal with the opioid problem.” While the typical response to an employee suffering from an opioid addiction would be termination, companies like Leidos are creating policy and practice that transitions from “zero tolerance” to prevention, compassion, and even “second chances.” Read More