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HONcode status
 
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
Consumermedsafety.org
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Consumermedsafety.org
Web address:http://www.consumermedsafety.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct529443
Date of initial review: 18 Dec 2008
Validity of certificate20 Feb 2011 - Feb 2013
Date of last visit01 Apr 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.

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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
Meet our Advisory Board
  (16 Jul 2013) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
ConsumerMedSafety.org is designed to help you, the consumer, avoid mistakes when taking medicines. Preventing medication errors is a huge responsibility that doctors, pharmacists, and nurses take seriously. But you, too, can play a vital role in preventing dangerous errors, and ConsumerMedSafety.org is exactly what you need to protect yourself and your loved ones!
  (16 Jul 2013) - Link

Audience:
ConsumerMedSafety.org is designed to help you, the consumer, avoid mistakes when taking medicines. Preventing medication errors is a huge responsibility that doctors, pharmacists, and nurses take seriously. But you, too, can play a vital role in preventing dangerous errors, and ConsumerMedSafety.org is exactly what you need to protect yourself and your loved ones!
  (16 Jul 2013) - Link

Purpose of the website
THE INFORMATION (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ADVICE AND RECOMMENDATIONS) AND SERVICES ON THE WEBSITE ARE INTENDED SOLELY AS A GENERAL EDUCATIONAL AID AND ARE NEITHER MEDICAL NOR HEALTHCARE ADVICE. NOTHING CONTAINED IN THE WEBSITE IS INTENDED TO BE USED FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON THIS WEBSITE.
  (16 Jul 2013) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
  (16 Jul 2013) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
The majority of the material provided on our website, is original, written by the ISMP staff. Content is developed from

* Reports submitted to the Medication Error Reporting Program (MERP) by practitioners and consumers with research by our editorial staff to confirm and validate.
* Shared work from our newsletter publications, including the ISMP Medication Safety Alert! For acute care hospitals, a consumer newsletter, a community pharmacy/medicine newsletter and a nursing newsletter. Together the readership exceeds 2 million. More information about our publication...
  (20 Feb 2011) - Link

Created on February 1, 2013
  (16 Jul 2013) - Link

5. Justification of claims
Sponsor Guidelines
  (11 Jan 2011) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Contact Us
  (16 Jul 2013) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
The Consumermedsafety website does not accept advertising. The website is completely funded by our organization, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. The Institute is a nonprofit agency (public charity as approved by our federal government, Internal Revenue Service). The US government, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, has certified us as a Patient Safety Organization. The Institute is funded through charitable donations, research grants, operations including educational programs, patient safety consulting, guideline development and publications. The Institute operates the n...  (20 Feb 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy

Sponsor Guidelines

ISMP maintains a distinct separation between publicity content and editorial content on consumermedsafety.org. All content on consumermedsafety.org has been independently developed by ISMP with the following exceptions:

* Drug library
* Drug database
* Drug interaction database
* Any page where the source of the information is clearly listed
* Links to another site. These links are clearly defined with an intermediary screen stating your departure from consumermedsafety.org.

ISMP does ...
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Sponsor Guidelines

ISMP maintains a distinct separation between publicity content and editorial content on consumermedsafety.org. All content on consumermedsafety.org has been independently developed by ISMP with the following exceptions:

* Drug library
* Drug database
* Drug interaction database
* Any page where the source of the information is clearly listed
* Links to another site. These links are clearly defined with an intermediary screen stating your departure from consumermedsafety.org.

ISMP does ...
  - Link

ISMP maintains a distinct separation between publicity content and editorial content on consumermedsafety.org.
  (05 Jan 2010) - Link

This website does not host any form of advertisements.
  (16 Jul 2013) - Link

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