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HONcode status
 
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
Drugs.com
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Drugs.com
Web address:http://www.drugs.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct756274
Date of initial review: 24 Dec 2001
Validity of certificate01 Oct 2013 - Oct 2015
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014

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
Editorial Staff

The Drugs.com editorial team is comprised of registered pharmacists. Our editors constantly seek to improve the quality and usability of the Drugs.com web site.
  (01 Oct 2013) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
Drugs.com is the largest, most widely visited, independent medicine information website available on the Internet. Our aim is to be the Internetís most trusted resource for drug and related health information. We will achieve this aim by presenting independent, objective, comprehensive and up-to-date information in a clear and concise format for both consumers and healthcare professionals.
  (01 Oct 2013) - Link

Audience: General public
 
Drugs.com is the largest, most widely visited, independent medicine information website available on the Internet. Our aim is to be the Internetís most trusted resource for drug and related health information. We will achieve this aim by presenting independent, objective, comprehensive and up-to-date information in a clear and concise format for both consumers and healthcare professionals.
  (01 Oct 2013) - Link

Purpose of the website
This site is designed to offer You general health information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments. If You have or suspect that You have a medical problem or condition, please contact a qualified healthcare ...  (01 Oct 2013) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
  (01 Oct 2013) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
The information available on the Drugs.com website is displayed under a number of licensing agreements with the various publishers listed below.

Drugs.com Medicine and Health Information.
  (01 Oct 2013) - Link

All pages containing general and legal information are dated.
 
. Revision Date: 2013-08-07, 9:13:12 AM.
  (01 Oct 2013) - Link

5. Justification of claims
Lexapro Side Effects
  (01 Oct 2013) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Contact form provided
Contact Drugs.com
  (01 Oct 2013) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
The Drugs.com website is owned and operated by the Drugsite Trust. The Drugsite Trust is a privately held Trust administered by two New Zealand Pharmacists. The Drugs.com website is hosted in a data center located in Virginia, USA.
The only funding we receive from pharmaceutical companies is by way of advertisements that appear on the Drugs.com website.
  (01 Oct 2013) - Link

8. Advertising policy
ok, banners are marked
Advertisement
  (06 Jul 2011) - Link

This advertising in no way affects the content of the drug information we supply.
  (01 Oct 2013) - Link

Banner advertisements and sponsored links are distinguished by the word "Advertisement".
  (01 Oct 2013) - Link

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