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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


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


Title of the site:NeedyMeds
Web address:http://www.needymeds.org/
Mirror address(es):http://www.needymeds.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct929161
Date of initial review: 01 Apr 1998
Validity of certificate10 Oct 2011 - Oct 2013
Date of last visit25 Mar 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 written material on NeedyMeds.org is reviewed by the editorial staff for accuracy and balance of opinion. The intent of our written material is to inform and clarify the situation for those seeking help with the cost of medicine and other health-related costs. http://www.needymeds.org/indices/advertisementpolicy.htm
NeedyMeds was founded in 1997 by Richard Sagall, MD and Libby Overly, MSW when Libby was working as a medical social worker in a rural Mississippi. She developed a database of PAP information to help her meet the needs of her clients. When she described this database to Rich , a friend with a medical practice in Bangor, Maine, he conceptualized making the information available on the Internet to make it available to more people.
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For the collaborative platform:
NeedyMeds Forums rules are simple: keep it concise, curteous and clean. (...) Abuse of this online community may result in account deactivation without warning (but we'll usually warn you first).
http://forums.needymeds.com/viewforum.php?f=2&sid=e5b7959de1aea5a4f3c15a48d3680a21

We make every effort to keep the discussion on an appropriate level and reserve the right to edit or remove any comments that may be inflammatory, incorrect, or inappropriate.
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2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit information resource devoted to helping people in need find assistance programs to help them afford their medications and costs related to health care. (...)
The mission of NeedyMeds is to make information about assistance programs available to low-income patients and their advocates at no cost.
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For the collaborative platform:

After you register you'll be able to talk with your colleagues around the country about patient advocacy issues, news, program updates and other topics important to you.
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Audience:
people who are unable to afford their medications and health care costs
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For the collaborative platform:

only to patient advocates those who work or volunteer patient advocacy groups, hospitals, clinics, churches, pharmaceutical companies, local and state government, etc.
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Purpose of the website
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. Links to other sites do not constitute endorsements of the information on those sites.
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For the collaborative platform:

The information provided on http://forums.needymeds.com is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician.
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3. Confidentiality
NeedyMeds respects the confidentiality of visitors to the website. Any information submitted to us is available only to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you based on a request from you. We will never share, sell or rent personal information to a person or group without advance permission from you.
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For the collaborative platform:

The information you post on the forum is viewable by anyone who visits the forum.
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Updated July 07, 2011
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For the collaborative platform:

Posted: October 5th, 2011, 9:51 am
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Contact Us
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Adjust Text A A
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
NeedyMeds is funded by small grants, donations, sponsorships, subscriptions to PAPTracker, and syndication of various database information. NeedyMeds also works with the patient assistance programs of several pharmaceutical distributors. (...)
NeedyMeds welcomes Donations to help with the on-going work of providing information and education to assist those who cannot afford medical costs.
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For the collaborative platform:

The moderators of the forum are either paid NeedyMeds employees or volunteers. In either case they are free of any conflicts of interest.
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8. Advertising policy
We thank our major supporters...
Advertisements
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Our website hosts advertisement banners and sponsored links. (...)
Advertisement Policy
We do preliminary evaluations of potential advertisers and reserve the right to decline, or remove, ads that don't meet our standards for merit and legality. The advertisements on NeedyMeds.org are not intended to be endorsements of the products or services being offered.
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Advertisement is distinguished by the word "Advertisement," and sponsers are distinguished by the word "Sponsors."
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For the collaborative platform:

Members may not use this community for personal gain. You may not sell products or otherwise use this site for commercial purposes.
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