RxList Sponsor Policy
Since RxList became a member of the WebMD Network, we have regularly sought to bring sponsorships from relevant organizations, manufacturers, and other leaders dedicated to providing health and lifestyle information. Although there is a commercial benefit for WebMD and RxList, sponsor information also benefits you, the user, by providing you with information on medications, medical devices, health services, therapies, and products available in the marketplace.
"Sponsored" content on RxList is content that has been created by, provided by, or influenced by the named sponsor. While "sponsored" content is subject to WebMD's Advertising Policy, it is not subject to the WebMD Editorial Policy. The sponsor is responsible for the accuracy and objectivity of sponsored content. RxList and WebMD take meaningful steps to help ensure that you will not confuse sponsored content (content that is influenced by the named sponsor) with content that is original WebMD content and governed by WebMD's Editorial Policy, including WebMD Features, WebMD Health News, and other original WebMD editorial content.
For sponsored content on RxList, you will find that:
- All content that is created, influenced, or provided by a sponsor is identified with the label " Sponsored by" or "From Our Sponsor."
- At the top of each sponsored page, we place descriptive text to inform you that the content on the page is created, influenced, or provided by the sponsor and is under the named sponsor's sole editorial control.
- You are always informed that content originates from a sponsor before you click to access it, so you are always making an informed decision to view it. Links to this type of content are always identified with distinctive coloring, will carry the "Sponsor" label, and will carry the sponsor's name or logo.
- Within the sponsor's content, there may be links to the sponsor's web site.
- The sponsored content carries the copyright of the named sponsor or the rightful copyright owner.
- The sponsored content includes a descriptive line at the end of the content noting that WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.
In addition to sponsored content, there are times that third parties offer to provide funding for the creation of WebMD original content without having any influence over it.
In these instances, you will find:
- We place descriptive text at the top of the page to let you know that WebMD created or selected the content without influence from the company who paid us to produce it.
- At the top of each page created by funding from a third-party source we place descriptive text to inform you that the content on the page is created by WebMD under WebMD's sole editorial control.
- We will use one of the following three (3) labels to indicate to you that the content was funded by the named sponsor.
It is important to note that while sponsors on WebMD are subject to our Advertising Policy, where appropriate they must also comply with guidelines from regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Last Updated: November 28, 2006
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