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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
Web address:http://www.ismp.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct855255
Date of initial review: 16 Aug 1999
Validity of certificate08 Feb 2012 - Feb 2014
Date of last visit26 Mar 2012
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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

HONcode status
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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
Executive Staff
Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD, FASHP
  (08 Feb 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
ISMP Mission and Vision Statement

Our Mission
To advance patient safety worldwide by empowering the healthcare community, including consumers, to prevent medication errors.
  (08 Feb 2012) - Link

This Website is a non-commercially oriented information resource provided primarily as a service for health care professionals.
  (08 Feb 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices uses reasonable care in the preparation and posting of materials of the Website, but does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the materials available on the site. Unless otherwise stated ISMP does not endorse any information or opinions that may be offered by others. The material on this site is provided without any warranties or guarantees, either expressed or implied. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices assumes no liability, loss, damage or expense from the errors or omissions in mater...
  (08 Feb 2012) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
ISMP is committed to protecting your online privacy.
This Privacy Policy is designed to tell you about our practices regarding collection, use and disclosure of information that you may provide to us via this Site.
  (08 Feb 2012) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Lo/Ovral-28 (Norgestrel/EthinylEstradiol) Tablets: Recall - Possibility of Inexact Tablet Counts or Out of Sequence Tablets
  (08 Feb 2012) - Link

(posted 2/1/2012)
  (08 Feb 2012) - Link

5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
  (08 Feb 2012) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
As an independent watchdog organization, ISMP receives no advertising revenue and depends entirely on charitable donations, educational grants, newsletter subscriptions, and volunteer efforts to pursue its lifesaving work.
  (08 Feb 2012) - Link

8. Advertising policy
Our Website does not host any form of advertisement.
  (08 Feb 2012) - Link

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