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“Buyer beware” remains US policy towards information on the net

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7337.566 (Published 09 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:566
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    In the United States, no federal or state laws regulate the content of health websites on the internet. But guidelines drawn up by certain groups of healthcare experts try to ensure the integrity of health information on the internet. The most prominent of the expert groups are the Internet Health Coalition and the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (URAC).

    The Hi-Ethics code developed by the Internet Health Coalition …

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