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At a meeting held in Washington, DC, on November 13th, leaders from three technology companies met with experts to form a new coalition to “share best practices and collaborate on ways to address opioid addiction.” Recognizing the rising public health threat of opioid addiction and overdose in the US, CSIP members Facebook, Google, and Twitter, are forming Tech Together to Fight the Opioid Crisis and will work to leverage new “proactive-detection” technology that is powered by artificial intelligence and can help detect drug-related images and content before they are seen by consumers. Read More
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
According to the recently released 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment, there were more deaths from drug poisoning in 2016 than from motor vehicle crashes, homicides, suicides, and firearms, and for the first time there were more deaths from synthetic opioids (includes fentanyl), than other illicit drugs. This trending data is central to this annual report from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that aims to identify threats to the US based on data from a range of public and private sources. Read More