Who We Are

Mission & Goals

Some of the world’s leading Internet and e-commerce companies came together to focus on the promotion of safe online pharmacies through education and enforcement and to share reliable information with organizations, providers, and consumers.

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Get the Facts, and Stay Informed

CSIP is curating reports, studies and important links that illustrate the issues related to counterfeit drugs sold online and by illicit online pharmacies.

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Protecting Consumers

CSIP Public Education Campaign

CSIP and its partner organizations are sponsoring a focused education campaign aimed at raising public awareness about the potentially life-threatening problems associated with illicit online pharmacies.

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Travelers, Beware of Counterfeit Drugs

To avoid buying dangerous counterfeit drugs while you travel this summer, follow this checklist from the Centers for Disease Control.

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Misinformation Can Be Dangerous for Consumers

Misinformation on the Internet is a serious problem, especially when it comes to counterfeit drug sellers. Read what is being done by CSIP and our partners to halt their efforts and how you can protect yourself.

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Mobile Technology to Combat Counterfeit Drugs

Recently, mobile technologies have received credence as another effective, cutting-edge, option to identify counterfeit drugs before they reach consumers.

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CSIP Partners with Global Campaign in Fight Against Fake Medicines

CSIP is proud to join forces with "Fight the Fakes," a recent coordinated global campaign against fake medicines, consisting of an array of global partners.

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The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP)

The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) is a nonprofit organization chartered in 2011 to help Internet industry leaders find a way to address the growing problem of consumer access to illegitimate pharmaceutical products on the Internet. The entities selling these “medicines” typically advertise and present themselves as pharmacies, which inspires consumer trust. The average consumer has no way to know whether the product he or she is purchasing is counterfeit or otherwise unsafe, and is therefore not only vulnerable to the dangers associated with these substances, but also often has little recourse.

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Media Center

  • August 21, 2014

    As summer draws to a close, many people are travelling abroad. To protect travelers, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently issued warnings to travelers about buying medications overseas. According to WHO, criminals often … Continue reading 

  • August 11, 2014

    Misinformation on the Internet is a serious problem, especially when it comes to counterfeit drug sellers who use websites, spam, and social media to entice consumers. Unfortunately, many Internet users take the bait, and the results can be deadly. Below … Continue reading 

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