04 Oct 2002
valid until Sep 2019
22 Oct 2018
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You agree that the Website is for informational purposes only and its Content is general information and NOT medical advice. Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or medical treatment.
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This Website is developed, maintained and funded by the Patient Education Institute. The revenues of PEI are earned from (a) licensing its health education software, X-Plain, to its clients; (b) royalties from partners and value-added resellers; (c) from services related to hosting, integration, customization, and documentation of the licensed software, X-Plain; and (d) from advertisement revenues on X-Plain Lite.
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