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A Journal of Health Communication Article cites CSIP, among 13 organizations, for our #health promotion activity. CSIP was included in the study – with emphasis placed on its social media efforts to raise awareness of the importance of purchasing medications from safe online sources. http://ow.ly/4nkIft
CSIP was included in the study which emphasized social media efforts raising awareness of the importance of purchasing medications from safe online sources.
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We can all play a role in stopping the sale of #fakemeds. Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) and the Global Health Policy Institute have launched a crowdfunding effort for a project to "utilize machine learning to detect prescription drug abuse promotion and sale online by illicit online pharmacies." http://ow.ly/3w6W307Vsjx
This study will conduct surveillance of digital data sources to identify and characterize illicit marketing, distribution and sale of prescription stimulants directly to the public via Twitter. We will use cloud-based computing and advanced machine learning to conduct statistical, network and...
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We joined forces with the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), and the National Consumers League (NCL) to educate seniors and their caregivers about the health and financial risks associated with buying prescription medicines from illegal or rogue online pharmacies. http://ow.ly/SH5x300YSVh
CSIP, ASOP Global and NCL are joining forces to educate seniors about buying prescription medicines online.
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The #education of physicians is key to protecting patients from #fakemeds. We are excited to share a new campaign for reaching healthcare providers from the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), the American Medical Association, the American Pharmacists Association, and 14 other national organizations. http://ow.ly/qBCy307VrRH
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Tim K. Mackey of the University of California San Diego- School of Medicine and his team are conducting surveillance of digital data sources to identify and characterize illicit marketing, distribution and sale of prescription stimulants directly to the public via Twitter. The goal is that the results of this study can have a direct impact and will be shared with regulators to better protect consumers. Learn more: http://ow.ly/2Yjd307PLG8
This study will conduct surveillance of digital data sources to identify and characterize illicit marketing, distribution and sale of prescription stimulants directly to the public via Twitter. We will use cloud-based computing and advanced machine learning to conduct statistical, network and...
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#Fakemeds can contain dangerous ingredients or no active ingredients at all. While saving money on prescription drugs is important, #health and safety are even more so. Consumer Reports explains how to stay safe and save money at the same time when you are buying prescription drugs online. http://ow.ly/cSwz307PJ9f
The cost of prescription drugs for tens of millions of Americans rose $2 billion in 2015, and all signs point to a continued rise, according to Consumer Reports. These high costs are hindering the ability of Americans to afford the … Continue reading →
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"The danger of #fakemeds is increasingly a concern, especially among teenagers." Our executive director, Marjorie Clifton, reflected on this in her Huffington Post​ blog post. She suggested five important steps parents and other adults can take to help educate about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. http://ow.ly/s9So302cQsY
Marjorie Clifton discussed how the recent death of Prince should focus attention on the potential for prescription drug abuse, especially among teenagers.
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We have partnered with LegitScript and other private and public organizations to ensure that you make safe online #health purchases. Be sure to use LegitScript's Pharmacy Verification Tool on our website before you buy. Make sure your meds are #safemeds. http://ow.ly/4mPt9L
CSIP has partnered with LegitScript and other private and public organizations to ensure that you make safe online health purchases.
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Did you know only 47% of Americans are aware that #fakemeds exist? Consumer #education is a persistent need. http://ow.ly/A8R0307PHYp
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Our members are consistently engaged in efforts to combat rogue online pharmacies and educate consumers. This is a recap of their hard work, and the positive developments in their fight against illicit online pharmacies. http://ow.ly/XQl8302OpQJ
Our members are consistently engaged in efforts to combat rogue online pharmacies and educate consumers.
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The Center for Safe Online Pharmacies promotes and encourages safe online pharmacies through education, enforcement and information sharing.
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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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