Who We Are

Who We Are

The mission of the Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) is to promote and encourage safe online pharmacies through education, enforcement, and information sharing.

CSIP is a nonprofit organization founded in 2011 by a diverse group of Internet service providers and technology companies to address the global problem of consumer access to illegitimate pharmaceuticals from illegal online pharmacies and other sources. These fake Internet pharmacies often advertise in deceptive ways and provide consumers with potentially dangerous counterfeit medicines.

Thanks to the work of CSIP, consumers and medical professionals who previously had few resources to understand the scope of the problem or the potential dangers from purchasing pharmaceuticals from these illegal pharmacies now have ways to verify the certification of their online pharmacy, to report illegal online pharmacies or counterfeit pharmaceutical products, and to become educated about these issues.

In addition to being a clearinghouse for certified safe online resources for medicines and assistance with opioid addiction, CSIP also collaborates with its members and partners in global law enforcement to ensure that those involved in manufacturing or selling counterfeit medicines are apprehended and illegal online pharmacies are stripped of their abilities to transact online or be found by unsuspecting consumers.

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Our team ensures that CSIP remains a dedicated clearinghouse for safe online resources for medicines with resources to protecting online consumers. Continue reading 


Our members include representatives from the Internet ecosystem and each point in the online advertising and purchase/delivery cycle. Continue reading 

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Frequently asked questions about the work of CSIP and its members to protect consumers from illegal online pharmacies. Continue reading