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HONcode status
 
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
MedicineNet
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:MedicineNet
Web address:http://www.medicinenet.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct594277
Date of initial review: 12 Jul 1996
Validity of certificate03 Jul 2014 - Jul 2015
Date of last visit22 Jul 2014
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy



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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

The certified website is responsible for the content of its website, unless otherwise provided by law.

 

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
Medical Editorial Board
  (03 Jul 2014) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
MedicineNet is an online, healthcare media publishing company. We provide easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive website.

Founded in 1996, MedicineNet.com has had a highly accomplished, uniquely experienced team of qualified executives in the fields of medicine, healthcare, Internet technology, and business to bring you the most comprehensive, sought-after healthcare information anywhere.
  (03 Jul 2014) - Link

Audience:
MedicineNet is an online, healthcare media publishing company. We provide easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive website.

Founded in 1996, MedicineNet.com has had a highly accomplished, uniquely experienced team of qualified executives in the fields of medicine, healthcare, Internet technology, and business to bring you the most comprehensive, sought-after healthcare information anywhere.
  (03 Jul 2014) - Link

Purpose of the website
The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the MedicineNet Site!
  (03 Jul 2014) - Link

3. Confidentiality

MedicineNet Privacy Policy Summary
  (03 Jul 2014) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Medical Author:
Siamak T. Nabili, MD, MPH
Medical Editor:
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
References References
  (03 Jul 2014) - Link

Reviewed on 3/26/2012
  (03 Jul 2014) - Link

5. Justification of claims
Balanced info
ACE Inhibitors
(Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors)

Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, Pharm.D.
Medical Editor: Jay W. Marks, M.D.

* What are ACE inhibitors, and how do they work?
* For what conditions are ACE inhibitors used?
* Are there any differences amont the different types of ACE inhibitors?
* What are the side effects of ACE inhibitors?
* With which drugs do ACE inhibitors interact?
* What are some examples of ACE inhibitors?
  (03 Jul 2014) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Contact Us

  (03 Jul 2014) - Link

Font Size
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  (18 Jan 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Since we launched WebMD, we have regularly sought sponsorships and advertisements from relevant commercial organizations, manufacturers, and other leaders dedicated to providing health and lifestyle information. These sponsorships, which are a form of advertising, enable us to provide you with our award-winning content at no cost to you.
http://www.webmd.com/about-webmd-policies/about-our-sponsors?ss=ftr
WebMD acquired MedicineNet in 2004.
MedicineNet, Inc. - Owned and Operated by WebMD and part of the WebMD Network
  (03 Jul 2014) - Link

8. Advertising policy
banners are labelled
ADVERTISEMENT
  (18 Jan 2011) - Link

MedicineNet.com does not accept payment for medical content, or content-production areas, from any commercial interests unless specifically identified as such on the site.
  (18 Jan 2011) - Link

WebMD recognizes and maintains a distinct separation between advertising and sponsored content and editorial content.
  (03 Jul 2014) - Link

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=10493
WebMD recognizes and maintains a distinct separation between advertising and sponsored content and editorial content. All Advertising, promotional, sponsored or marketing content on the WebMD Network will be clearly and unambiguously identified. WebMD will not allow any Advertising on the WebMD Network that is not identified with the label of "Advertisement."
WebMD recognizes and maintains a distinct separation between advertising and sponsored content and editorial content. All Advertising or sponsored content on the WebMD Network will be clearly and unambiguously identified. WebMD will not allow any Advertising on a WebMD Consumer Property that is not identified with the label of "Advertisement" or on a WebMD Professional Property that is not identified with the label of "Advertisement," "Information from Industry," "From Our Sponsor" or some similar designation indicating that the content is being provided by or on behalf of the sponsor.
  (03 Jul 2014) - Link

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