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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. Members of the media and others are invited to contact us for additional information.


Oct222020

Big Tech Companies Team Up with DEA for Opioid Drop-Off Day

The Hill

By Chris Mills Rodrigo

Some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Facebook, Google and Twitter will work with the Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) to help participants locate drop-off locations for any prescription drugs they have at home.

The national campaign has seen results before, with the DEA reporting that it collected more than 880,000 pounds of prescription drugs and vape devices last fall. Read More

Oct202020

CSIP and Partners Support National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2020

Google, Facebook and Twitter Unite for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Tech industry, CSIP and DEA work together to eliminate the most common source of misused opioids – people’s homes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) – a coalition dedicated to protecting and educating consumers about prescription drug safety – and an unprecedented collaboration of tech leaders Google, Facebook and Twitter have united under Tech Together to support this year’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day efforts on October 24. Tech Together partners will utilize their platforms to provide information through a personalized automated Facebook messenger experience, custom twitter emoji and Google mapping tools for families and individuals wanting to safely dispose of unused medicines. Read More

Sep302020

Medicine Safety and COVID-19

elderly woman taking notes while on a laptop

Ensuring safe, affordable access to needed medications is core to the mission of CSIP and its partners. In the age of COVID-19, this work is even more important. People are putting off health care visits that are needed to prevent or manage chronic health conditions like diabetes and heart disease. To reduce infection and spread, in-person doctor and pharmacy visits are limited, leaving those at greatest risk even more vulnerable. Knowing about the availability of telehealth, prescription delivery services, and ways to safely visit a doctor or pharmacy, can help people continue to access needed care. Read More