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Health websites in US propose new ethics code

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7246.1359/a (Published 20 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1359
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    A group of 20 leading health internet services have joined together to produce a 14 point set of ethical principles designed to ensure reliable health information and services to as many as 11.5 million consumers.

    The consortium, Hi-Ethics for Health Internet Ethics, said on 8 May: “Because Hi-Ethics organisations represent a significant portion of the internet health space, they are able to make a swift and direct positive impact on the consumer's internet health experience.”

    Drkoop.com, the website set up …

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