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Medical Products and the Internet: A Guide to Finding Reliable Information - Regulatory Support Series No. 008
(1999; 8 pages)
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View the documentINTRODUCTION
View the documentSUMMARY OF KEY POINTS
View the documentPOINT I: THE INTERNET IS A VALUABLE SOURCE OF INFORMATION, BUT BE SURE YOU KNOW AND TRUST THE SOURCE
View the documentPOINT II: FINDING RELIABLE HEALTH AND MEDICAL INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET
View the documentPOINT III: FINDING RELIABLE MEDICAL PRODUCT INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET
View the documentPOINT IV. BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT BUYING MEDICAL PRODUCTS ON THE INTERNET
View the documentPOINT V: SEE YOUR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO TREAT YOURSELF OR CHANGE YOUR MEDICATION
 

POINT I: THE INTERNET IS A VALUABLE SOURCE OF INFORMATION, BUT BE SURE YOU KNOW AND TRUST THE SOURCE

The Internet is a valuable source of health information on topics such as diseases, conditions, therapies, medical products, and health and medical organizations. When used properly, it allows quick and easy access to such information from on-line medical libraries, universities, health associations and government agencies. However, the quality of health and medical product information on the Internet varies, and it is often difficult for the Internet user to identify the true source of the information and to determine whether it is reliable, complete and up to date.

 

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