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NeedyMeds

is in compliance with the HONcode

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18 Years

Certificate validity 10 Jun 2016 - Jun 2017

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HONcode identification number:

HONConduct929161

Date of initial review:

01 Apr 1998

Certificate validity

10 Jun 2016 - Jun 2017

Date of last visit:

10 Jun 2016
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

All written material on NeedyMeds is reviewed by the editor, President Dr. Rich Sagall, for accuracy and balance of opinion.
 

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Our blog is moderated regularly. Internet users posting comments on this blog should not be considered as health professionals.

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The information on this website is intended for general knowledge and not as a replacement for medical advice from your physician. We do not prescribe medicine nor make medication suggestions.
 

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How The Personally Identifiable Information is Stored
The individual's information is stored in a secure database accessed via FileMaker Pro. Employees are only able to access these files with a correct username and password, which can be reset by the server administrator if necessary. The physical server is located in a secure facility in California, and is accessed remotely via an encrypted connection.
IP addresses
NeedyMeds uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer www.needymeds.org, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.
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How Your Information May Be Used
We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; etc. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease all communications from us. We may also use your information to track visitor of our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users' needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties. NeedyMeds' website administrator and IT staff have access to this information.
Email Privacy
NeedyMeds does not provide, sell, or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization. If that policy should change in the future you will have the opportunity to indicate whether or not we have your permission to share it.
External Links
Www.needymeds.org includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the www.needymeds.org domain, and NeedyMeds is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.
 

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We remind you that everyone can read and use your comments. You do not have the possibility to erase your own comments.

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Frederick Cowan - Chair
Frederick, a Gloucester resident, has a long history of service in board management, grass roots organizations and local government. On his lengthy list of organizations that he has helped guide, including AIDS Action Committee in Boston, are his current commitments to the Gloucester, MA Board of Health and the Council on Aging. He has been a strong advocate and supporter of many activist and volunteer groups.
Maureen Dea, Esquire - Vice-Chair
Maureen is the supervising attorney at the Medicare Part D Appeals Unit of Legal Services (LSE) for the Elderly of Maine. She has held this position since 2006, when Medicare Part D began and the State of Maine asked LSE to set up a Unit to help low-income Mainers who had trouble getting their medications through Medicare Part D. The Unit, comprised of four Appeals Specialists as well as Maureen, provides statewide help to people on limited incomes who cannot afford or obtain their prescription drugs through Medicare.
Maureen graduated from the University of Maine Law School in 1986. She subsequently represented injured employees in their workers compensation cases and became a partner at the McTeague Higbee law firm in Topsham, Maine. Prior to law school, she was a reporter for the Associated Press, based in Augusta.
Michael Holmes - Secretary
Michael currently serves as president of Rx Outreach, non-profit organization that makes medicine affordable to people in need throughout America. Prior to this he was an executive vice president at Express Scripts, one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in North America. Prior to Express Scripts, Michael was a principal and the chief human resources officer for Edward Jones in St. Louis, and served as a member of the firm's management and executive committees.
Michael is a member of the Board of Directors of Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis College of Pharmacy and the United Way of Greater St. Louis. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Washington University in 1979 with a triple major, and earned a master's degree in business from Webster University in 1993.
Donald Maier, M.D. - Treasurer
Don is the former Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He graduated from Haverford College and Hahnemann Medical College, and subsequently trained in obstetrics and gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Duke University Medical Center. He was at the University of Connecticut from 1984 to 2008 and is now an emeritus professor. He moved to Rockport, MA in 2008 and has been a volunteer at NeedyMeds since 2009.
Gisele M. Michel
Gisele M. Michel is the Managing Partner of Icatalyst Consulting (Icatalyst), a full service management consulting firm advising clients, businesses, and governments, on issues of leadership development, interim transition management, executive transition, change management, capacity building, process facilitation and organizational development. Icatalyst and its associates have successfully helped to advance client projects both domestically and internationally including Washington D.C., South Florida, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Northern Ireland, Liberia, France, and Haiti.
Gisele has an undergraduate degree in International Relations from George Washington University and a master's degree with a concentration on East European Studies and Political Economy from the University of Pittsburgh. She is multilingual, multicultural with broad-based experience and training in organizational development, strategic planning, resource development and management, contract and budget management, negotiation, mediation, public relations, and public policy and administration.
 

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Internet users commenting on the NeedyMeds Voice must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge. We invite you to provide resources (references, links, …) on health/medical claims when possible and relevant.

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Last Modified 05/06/2016 09:02:37
 

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August 7, 2014 at 5:32 pm

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This principle is not applicable to this site 

For all helpline questions, send emails to or call our toll-free number: 800-503-6897.
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Mailing Address:
NeedyMeds, Inc.
P.O. Box 219
Gloucester, MA 01931
 

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NeedyMeds relies on six sources of financial support:
License fees for organizations' use of our databases
Sales of PAPTracker software, that helps clinics simplify Patient Assistance Program application processes
A small transaction fee on every use of the free NeedyMeds drug discount card
Thoroughly reviewed supporting partners on our website
Fees from pharmaceutical companies for call center and application processing services
Corporate and individual donations
 

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The NeedyMeds Voice is edited and moderated by Evan O’Connor, social media manager and researcher at NeedyMeds.

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Our website hosts sponsored banners and links and is distinguished by the word "Sponsors".
 

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Our editorial and information content is free of any commercial influence.
 

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Sponsors
 

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Internet users may not post any commercial/advertising comment.

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