Drug Side Effects & Clinical Trials Website Receives HONCode Certification
11/03/2009

Drug Side Effects & Clinical Trials, an up-and-coming provider of targeted drug side effects information announces its receipt of HONCode Certification. This is a landmark award for the promising 7-month old niche medical website.

Online PR News – 03-November-2009 – – This niche drug side effects information website has just been awarded the prestigious HONCode certification, placing it on the map alongside other reputable medical information websites. Created in 1995, the Health On The Net Foundation (HON) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission it is to promote and guide the deployment of useful and reliable online health information. HON is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that is accredited by the Social Council of the United Nations which has developed standards to protect citizens from misleading health information by developing the HON Code of Conduct.

Created to improve the quality of medical information for both patients and medical professionals, HONcode is not only the oldest but also the most ethical and trustworthy code for medical and health-related information on the World Wide Web. This seal gives end-users the assurance that this website is providing them with accurate and verifiable medical information that can be fully trusted. In order to receive HON certification, a website must consistently comply with all 8 HONcode principles.

“We are excited about strengthening our commitment to provide sound, accurate and up-to-date information to users of our site,” states Dani English, Pharm.D - Editor-in Chief. “In a niche of its own, this site offers several advantages over the broader medical websites in the healthcare space.” Some of these advantages include:

• A clear focus on drug side effects which are a major concern for many patients, especially nowadays with the growing aging population and the rapid rise in polypharmacy; the information this website provides is not only very timely but also highly pertinent.
• An easily navigable site covering not only the side effects of medications by disease-type but also common side effects and the medications that cause them.
• Keeping people well-informed about their medications goes a long way towards ensuring a more complete and well-rounded healthcare experience and this site aims to complement that.

About Drug Side Effects & Clinical Trials:
Drug Side Effects & Clinical Trials was developed with the primary goal of providing consumers with very specific information on the side effects of medications. Closely tied with that, the site also presents information about the clinical trials process as well as ongoing clinical trials. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the site is created and edited entirely by licensed clinical pharmacists and is committed to providing up-to-date drug information in this niche area. For additional information please visit our website.

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