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.
Highlights from First Half of 2021 Indicate Progress on Opioid Epidemic Resourcing & Treatment
As we mark the first half of 2021 complete, there were some important developments in efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in the United States. There were also additional positive accomplishments in areas related to treatment and care for those in recovery. Read More
American Rescue Plan and Opioid Treatment Funding
Even before the United States entered into the era of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), only 13 percent of the approximately 21 million people who needed treatment for a substance use disorder received it. Add to this the economic and social burdens facing Americans and this percentage has only likely decreased. With most states not covering a full panel of substance use disorder treatment through Medicaid, the response to opioid and other drug misuse has not been as strong as it could be. The American Rescue Plan may offer hope. Read More
DEA Launches Operation Engage to Reduce Drug Use and Overdose Deaths
Deaths from drug overdoses were on the rise, even prior to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). And the pandemic has only amplified the issue. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the US in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period.” In response to pandemic-induced rising overdoses, the federal government and partners have amplified programs to support local communities. Read More