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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


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


Title of the site:eMedicineHealth
Web address:http://www.emedicinehealth.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct579466
Date of initial review: 24 Apr 2003
Validity of certificate16 Jul 2013 - Jul 2015
Date of last visit25 Feb 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
  (16 Jul 2013) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
eMedicineHealth.com is a consumer health information site that was launched in May 2003. The site contains over 900 health and medical articles written by physicians for patients and consumers.
  (16 Jul 2013) - Link

Audience:
eMedicineHealth.com is a consumer health information site that was launched in May 2003. The site contains over 900 health and medical articles written by physicians for patients and consumers.
  (16 Jul 2013) - 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 WebMD Site!
  (16 Jul 2013) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy
  (16 Jul 2013) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Author: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

REFERENCES:
  (16 Jul 2013) - Link

At the bottom. Also in articles.
 
Last Editorial Review: 5/7/2010
  (16 Jul 2013) - Link

5. Justification of claims
All necessary info given (such as side effects, contraindications etc)
What are the possible side effects of dextromethorphan?
  (16 Jul 2013) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Form online.
contact form
  (16 Jul 2013) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
eMedicineHealth.com - Owned and Operated by WebMD and part of the WebMD Network.
  (16 Jul 2013) - Link

8. Advertising policy
ok ads are identified
All Advertising, promotional, sponsored or marketing content on the WebMD Site 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."
  (14 Sep 2010) - Link

WebMD recognizes and maintains a distinct separation between advertising and sponsored content and editorial content.
  (16 Jul 2013) - Link

WebMD recognizes and maintains a distinct separation between advertising and sponsored content and editorial content.
  (16 Jul 2013) - Link

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