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.
Over a dozen of the world’s leading Internet and e-commerce companies decided to come together to form CSIP to focus on the promotion and encouragement of safe online pharmacies through education and enforcement and the provision of a neutral forum for sharing information by and among private sector entities.
CSIP’s mission is to promote and encourage safe online pharmacies through education, enforcement, and information sharing. Our goals: Provide a neutral forum for sharing relevant information about illegal internet pharmacies among members; Aid law enforcement efforts where appropriate; Establish a … Continue reading
CSIP Members Members include representatives from the Internet ecosystem and each point in the online advertising and purchase/delivery cycle, including domain name registries, registrars, shipping companies, payment processors, and advertising service providers. American Express Each day, American Express makes it … Continue reading
What role do CSIP members play in protecting patients? Because of our roles in the e-commerce sector, CSIP members are uniquely positioned to play a part in educating consumers about illegal online pharmaceuticals. This is a role we take seriously … Continue reading
FACTS AND FIGURES In November 2012, CSIP participated in Operation Pangea with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and law enforcement bodies and shut down more than 18,000 illegal pharmacy websites and seized approximately $10.5 million worth of pharmaceuticals worldwide. … Continue reading