DERMAWEB is a scientific and medical website created for health professionals, by health professionals. Pierre Fabre Laboratories, editor of www.dermaweb.com, hereinafter referred to as DERMAWEB, undertakes to provide its members with content that complies with the highest scientific and medical standards. They request that authors and external contributors adhere to these same commitments as outlined in the DERMAWEB code of ethics, which is encompassed by that of Pierre Fabre Group as a whole. First and foremost, these commitments are designed to ensure patient safety. The aim of this document is to formalize the roles and responsibilities of the authors/experts called upon for scientific and medical contributions to the DERMAWEB site.
These contributions are scientific and medical and serve a strictly non-promotional purpose.
The authors agree to provide an honest, fair, and balanced description of the various treatment
options available to clinicians.
Where applicable, authors are required to point out if there is a Risk Management Plan (RMP) in place
for a given drug in their country of practice. This does not exempt the potential prescriber of said drug
from verifying the existence of a similar plan in their own country of practice.
1. SCIENTIFIC / MEDICAL CONTENT
The contributing authors/experts, who are selected on the basis of their experience and expertise in
fields for which Pierre Fabre wishes to draw on sound medical and scientific judgment, are
independent and present their views in a professional and personal capacity. They guarantee the
content’s objectivity and compliance with the highest scientific/medical, ethical and deontological
Their opinions and recommendations are given by way of information only and cannot in any way
replace those of the health authorities.
Under no circumstances are the companies whose drugs have been quoted by the author, either
directly or indirectly, responsible for the information published on the site.
2. PUBLICATION OF CONTENT
The Editorial Committee and the Editor-in-Chief reserve the right, in conjunction with the author:
▪ Not to publish, or to remove from the site, any content that fails to follow good ethical and
▪ To remove any content that has become obsolete or unhelpful.
For each publication, the authors’ memberships in any institutions, learned societies and other
organizations are indicated on the site. This membership in no way constitutes an endorsement on the
part of said organizations of the contributions submitted by the authors.
The authors undertake to respect all legal obligations relating to copyrights. They are responsible for
obtaining permission for any reproductions of third-party copyrighted material and confirm that, to
the best of their knowledge, third-party copyrights are duly respected.
4. INTERACTIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS AND COMMENTS
DERMAWEB strives to provide reliable and up-to-date content. However, it does not offer any explicit
or implicit guarantee as to the compliance and exhaustiveness of the information and content available
on the site.
The use made of the information and content remains under the sole responsibility and control of said
DERMAWEB declines all responsibility for the outcome of any decisions made by health professionals
using the site that are based purely on the information published on it.
The reader is reminded that the content of this site should not be treated as a substitute for the
information available in scientific publications. The content should therefore be considered as a nonexhaustive addition to the scientific information available in the therapeutic field of the diseases in
Some of the data published on this site may not have been validated by the health authorities in the
user's country. The user must refer to the relevant local authorities for any further information.
For communications that are moderated after publication, DERMAWEB declines all responsibility for
any contribution submitted by health professionals within the site’s collaborative spaces if the Editorial
Committee had no prior knowledge of said contribution before it was put online, or if it was promptly
removed as soon as the committee became aware of it.
The answers and comments posted in the "Skindiag" service’s discussion thread are for informational
purposes only and are in no way under the responsibility of Pierre Fabre Laboratories. These are
exchanges between health professionals in which Pierre Fabre does not intervene. However, Pierre
Fabre reserves the right to moderate the "Skindiag" service’s discussion thread in order to uphold the
ethical and deontological standards of its exchanges and publications.
5. PATIENT DATA
The data exchanged in the "Skindiag" service’s discussion thread is neither stored nor analyzed. It is
the responsibility of users to receive prior consent from their patients to post photos online and to
ensure that their anonymity is respected.
Code of Ethics - Dermaweb - March 2022