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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 visit19 Apr 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.

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
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 Staff
  (19 Apr 2014) - Link

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.
(05 Oct 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
NeedyMeds' mission is to be the best source of accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information on programs that help people facing problems paying for medications and health care; to assist those in need in applying to programs; and to provide health-related education using innovative methods.
  (19 Apr 2014) - Link

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.
(05 Oct 2011) - Link

Audience:
NeedyMeds' mission is to be the best source of accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information on programs that help people facing problems paying for medications and health care; to assist those in need in applying to programs; and to provide health-related education using innovative methods.
  (19 Apr 2014) - Link

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.
(05 Oct 2011) - Link

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.
  (19 Apr 2014) - Link

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.
(05 Oct 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
  (19 Apr 2014) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

The information you post on the forum is viewable by anyone who visits the forum.
(05 Oct 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Meet Elizabeth,
our Director of Outreach & Education. She will guide you through the various resources available on the NeedyMeds website.
  (19 Apr 2014) - Link

April 29 at 2:00PM Eastern Time
  (19 Apr 2014) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Posted: October 5th, 2011, 9:51 am
(05 Oct 2011) - Link

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

6. User support and adequation
Contact Us
  (19 Apr 2014) - Link

Adjust Text A A
  (05 Oct 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
NeedyMeds is committed to financial transparency. We are a Guide Star Exchange Member, and financial information and information concerning the operations of NeedyMeds may be found here
  (19 Apr 2014) - Link

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.
(05 Oct 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
We thank our major supporters...
Advertisements
  (05 Oct 2011) - Link

http://www.needymeds.org/inclusions/advertisementpolicy.htm
  (19 Apr 2014) - Link

http://www.needymeds.org/inclusions/advertisementpolicy.htm
  (19 Apr 2014) - Link

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.
(05 Oct 2011) - Link

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