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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Be Smart Buying “Smart Drugs” Online

"Smart drugs" include medications for ADHD and Alzheimer's disease. However, they've recently become the target for counterfeiting operations.

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Dangers of Counterfeit Drugs Featured On “The Doctors”

Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall recently joined "The Doctors" television show to share shocking details about the illegal world of counterfeit drugs.

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Protect Yourself from Fake Antibiotics Sold Online

Counterfeit and substandard antibiotics are finding their way into the global supply chain and creating resistance to treatments. Learn about efforts to protect consumers and others from these dangerous fakes.

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CSIP and Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies Launch Times Square Ad

The 520 square foot advertisement warns consumers to be cautious when purchasing prescription drugs online because it could be “gambling with your life.”

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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

  • November 24, 2014

    Many people who are seeking to sharpen their minds and concentration are turning to “smart drugs” to enhance their cognitive ability. Smart drugs can include medications normally used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Alzheimer’s disease, and have … Continue reading 

  • November 20, 2014

    Could your online purchasing habits be putting your health at risk? Counterfeit drugs purchased online can contain cheaper – sometimes even dangerous – ingredients such as highway paint, floor wax, and boric acid. Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall … Continue reading 

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