Table 2

Compliance with Farmaindustria's "Code of Good Practice for the Promotion and Use of Medicines" on non-corporate web pages (Information and Forums) promoting the best-selling HRT drugs in Spain.

Portal/HRT drug

Registered name/Co address

Data Sheet

Indications

Erroneous Indications

References

Differentiated patient physician information


http://www.dkvseguros.com webcite (*): Absorlent Plus

Yes

No

No

No

No. Must consult a doctor

http://www.nomenclator.org webcite (*): Absorlent Plus, Activelle, Duofemme, Estalis, Merigest, Perifem

No

No

No

No

No

http://www.vademecum.es webcite (*): Absorlent Plus, Activelle, Duofemme, Estalis, Estracomb, Merigest, Perifem, Progyluton

Yes

No

Yes

Osteoporosis unspecific prevention

No

Yes, but does not require professional body membership number

http://www.epgonline.org webcite (*): Absorlent Plus

Yes

No

Yes

Osteoporosis unspecific prevention

No

No

http://www.farmacopedia.com webcite (*): Absorlent Plus, Activelle

No

No

No

No

No. Must consult a professional

http://www.diagnosticomedico.es webcite (*): Absorlent Plus, Activelle, Estalis Merigest, Perifem

No

No

No

No

No

http://www.prospectos.net webcite (*): Activelle

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes, but does not require professional body membership number

http://www.agemed.es webcite (*): Activelle, Duofemme, Merigest, Perifem, Progyluton

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes, but does not require professional body membership number

http://www.laboratoriosilesia.com webcite (*): Activelle

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

http://www.novasalud.cl webcite (*): Activelle

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes, but does not require professional body membership number

http://www.solucionestraumatologicas.com webcite (*): Activelle

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

http://www.concursossanitarios.com/ webcite(*): Duofemme, Merigest, Perifem

Yes

No

No

No

No

http://www.famguerra.com webcite (*): Estalis, Estracomb

No

Yes

Yes

Osteoporosis unspecific prevention

No

No

http://www.medbroadcast.com webcite (*): Estalis, Estracomb

Yes

No

Yes

No

No. Must consult a professional

http://www.novartis.ca webcite (*): Estalis, Estracomb

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes, but does not require professional body membership number

http://www.facmed.unam.mx webcite (*): Estalis, Estracomb

Yes

No

Yes

Osteoporosis unspecific prevention

No

No

http://www.saludzac.gob.mx webcite (*): Estalis

Yes

No

Yes

Osteoporosis unspecific prevention

No

No

http://www.rxmed.com webcite (*): Estracomb

No

Yes

Yes

Osteoporosis unspecific prevention

No

No. Must consult a professional

http://www.pdamecum.com webcite (*): Estracomb

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes, but does not require professional body membership number

http://www.healthyontario.com webcite (*): Estracomb

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

http://chealth.canoe.ca/ webcite(*): Perifem

Yes

No

Yes

No

No. Must consult a professional

http://www.hipocrates.com webcite (*): Progyluton

No

No

Yes

No

No

http://www.cmp-sanmartin.org webcite (*): Duofemme, Perifem, Progyluton

Yes

No

Yes

Menstrual cycle Regulation/osteoporosis Prevention

No

No

http://www.enfemenino.com webcite (**): Perifem, Progyluton

No.

No

Yes

Menstrual cycle Regulation

No

No

http://www.carlaantonelli.com webcite (**): Progyluton

No

No

Yes

Boosts femininity/Menstrual cycle Regulation

No

No

http://www.portalesmedicos.com webcite (**): Progyluton

No

No

Yes

Menstrual cycle Regulation

No

No

http://es.answers.yahoo.com webcite (**): Progyluton

No

No

Yes

Menstrual cycle Regulation

No

No


(Web pages visited January 2009)

Type of web page: (*) Medical information, (**) Forum. Co.: Company

Chilet-Rosell et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:134   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-134

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