Virtual Mentor. December 1999, Volume 1, Number 4.
Health Information on the Web
The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.
What advertising policies should be adopted by
health information Web sites?
Only advertisements from companies that do not provide health-related products or services should be displayed
Advertisements from companies that provide health-related products or services are acceptable if they are not promoting a specific product
Advertisements from companies that provide health-related products or services are acceptable if they do not appear with substantive health information content
Advertisements should not be placed on health information Web sites
No advertising restrictions are neededcaveat emptor
Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of Virtual Mentor readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.
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