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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
The Internet Drug Side Effects Database
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:The Internet Drug Side Effects Database
Web address:http://www.drugsdb.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct915535
Date of initial review: 03 Apr 2012
Validity of certificate26 Apr 2012 - Apr 2014
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.

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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
All content pages on Drugsdb.com are written by medical contributors and reviewed by the Editor. All material is originally prepared by these authors whose name(s) appear hyper-linked in the upper left corner of each article. Each author has a dedicated about page which lists their qualifications and articles attributed to them. The content on Drugsdb.com is reviewed extensively by the Editor for accuracy and completeness. The content is also regularly reviewed and monitored by the Editor to ensure that the information provided is up to date.
Some Members of our team:
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For the collaborative platform:

Every user-submitted comment on our website is moderated by an Editor. Internet users posting comments on this website should not be considered as health professionals. (...) Internets users commenting on this Website must behave with respect and honesty at all times.


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2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
Drugsdb.com is dedicated to providing helpful and accurate drug side effects information to its visitors. It is essential that patients prescribed a drug be aware of its potential side effects, as this awareness may ultimately save their lives.


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Audience:
It is essential that patients prescribed a drug be aware of its potential side effects, as this awareness may ultimately save their lives.



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Purpose of the website
All information appearing on Drugsdb.com is of a general nature and is not intended to diagnose or treat any health condition. All efforts have been made to ensure this information is accurate, complete and up-to-date, but we make no guarantee to that effect. You should not disregard, delay or avoid seeking medical advice from your physician or other health care professional based on information from this or any website.

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For the collaborative platform:

Comments posted on this Website should be designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.


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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
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For the collaborative platform:

We remind you that everyone can read and use your comments. You do not have the possibility to erase your own comments. (...) Internets users commenting on this Website are required to leave a username and email address in order to submit their comment. (This information is never published or shared).



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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
A new FDA warning indicates that Dilantin may also increase the risk of Purple Glove Syndrome, a potentially serious skin disease that could result in amputation of the extremities.
http://www.drugsdb.com/prescription/dilantin-side-effects.html
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
The information provided is compiled by qualified contributors who rely on their own experience and sources such as the U.S National Library of Medicine and FDA Approved Product Labels.

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For the collaborative platform:

We invite you to provide resources (references, links, …) on health/medical claims when possible and relevant.

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December 22, 2011
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February 12, 2012 at 3:56 am
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5. Justification of claims
Most side effects are mild, including headache, nausea, and changes in sleep patterns, but a few patients suffer from more severe side effects of Dilantin, such as bleeding gums, gum overgrowth, or suicidal tendencies.

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For the collaborative platform:

Internet users commenting on this Website must post information which is true and correct to their knowledge.

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6. User support and adequation
Contact Us
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
This website is funded entirely by revenues it generates via such advertising.


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8. Advertising policy
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It is strictly a pharmaceutical information resource for consumers and we do not promote, link to or advertise the sale of drugs and medications of any kind. We also do not condone the sale of prescription medication over the Internet without a prescription.


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The managers of this site may accept direct advertising requests that would be of benefit to the general readership of the site. But we reserve the right to reject any advertising at our discretion. In the interim, the Google Adsense Program is being used to help fund the costs of research, writing, updating, and maintaining of the site.

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The managers of this site have ensured that Advertiser links and Banners are distinguished from editorial content and are marked as “Advertisements” or “Ads by Google”.

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For the collaborative platform:

Internet users may not post any commercial/advertising comment.


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