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MSD Manuals

is in compliance with the HONcode

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Certificate validity: valid until Oct 2020

The process of re-certification for 2019-2020 has been launched, however we do not have any feedback from the webmaster about the changes requested during the re-evaluation.

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HONcode identification number:

HONConduct156616

Date of initial review:

23 Oct 2019

Certificate validity:

valid until Oct 2020

Date of last visit:

24 Oct 2019
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www.msdmanuals.com/professional/resourcespages/about-the-msd-manuals
Although the editorial staff is employed by Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, there is no control, review, or even input into the content of The Manuals allowed from any other part of our company, including research and development, sales and marketing, public relations, legal, and corporate management.

Editorial Board
 

(24 Oct 2019) - Link

The authors, reviewers, and editors of this material have made extensive efforts to ensure that treatments, drugs, and dosage regimens are accurate and conform to the standards accepted at the time of publication. However, constant changes in information resulting from continuing research and clinical experience, reasonable differences in opinions among authorities, unique aspects of individual clinical situations, and the possibility of human error in preparing such an extensive text require that the reader exercise individual judgment when making a clinical decision and, if necessary, consult and compare information from other sources. In particular, the reader is advised to check the drug’s product insert before prescribing or administering it, especially if the drug is unfamiliar or is used infrequently.
 

(23 Oct 2019) - Link

Transparency
We recognize that it can be difficult and overwhelming for people to understand all of the different ways that information about them can be observed, sensed, collected, shared, used, analyzed and transferred, so we use a variety of approaches to support our goal of making our practices transparent both to people about whom we process information as well as the regulators and their agents who review our practices. Key examples include:
Online Privacy – our Internet Privacy Policy describes the ways in which we process information about people online;
Cookies – our Cookie Privacy Commitment supports our Internet and describes the ways in which our web sites and online services use cookies and other online trackers;
Contextual Notices – which we provide at the time you use or participate in our services.
Comprehensive Privacy Notices – these are intended to provide a thorough perspective on how our privacy practices apply to specific stakeholders.;
 

(23 Oct 2019) - Link

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By Larry M. Bush
, MD, FACP, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University;
Maria T. Perez
, MD, Wellington Regional Medical Center, West Palm Beach
 

(23 Oct 2019) - Link

the date of last modification on legal and about pages is being updated
 

Last full review/revision April 2018
 

(23 Oct 2019) - Link

Beta-blockers have CNS adverse effects (sleep disturbances, fatigue, lethargy) and exacerbate depression. Nadolol affects the CNS the least and may be best when CNS effects must be avoided. Beta-blockers are contraindicated in patients with 2nd- or 3rd-degree atrioventricular block, asthma, or sick sinus syndrome.
 

(23 Oct 2019) - Link

Please see MSD Manual’s About page, in the Overview/Credibility section

Our absence of registration fees, ads, or product sales or promotion of any sort, as well as our editorial process that uses external authors and reviewers make it clear that The Manuals’ Mission Statement is truthful and that our mission is solely to be an educational resource. The Manual does not require user registration and thus does not gather users’ personal data; we do not contact you, but there is a “contact us” link in the footer of every page.”
 

(24 Oct 2019) - Link

Editorial Independence
The Manuals are the product of a collaboration between hundreds of medical experts worldwide, an independent editorial board of peer reviewers, and our editorial staff of physicians and professional medical writers. For over 100 years, we have had complete editorial independence to present the best current thinking regarding medical diagnosis and treatment, and do not in any way promote or publicize our pharmaceutical products. To ensure absence of commercial or corporate bias, authors and peer reviewers cannot be employees of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, nor can they serve as speakers for our pharmaceutical products, or in any other way represent the company. Although the editorial staff is employed by Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, there is no control, review, or even input into the content of The Manuals allowed from any other part of our company, including research and development, sales and marketing, public relations, legal, and corporate management.
 

(24 Oct 2019) - Link

Our absence of registration fees, ads, or product sales or promotion of any sort,
 

(24 Oct 2019) - Link

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