Background information

Background ingress

The Medicine Education Portal website is maintained by the Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea. The site has been produced on an independent basis, and no pharmaceutical company has at any point supported its development.

Background information

The Medicine Education Portal was originally created at the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Eastern Finland in 2002. Underlying the creation and development of the site was extensive research in which children were interviewed and a survey for teachers was carried out, among other things. In 2012, the administration of the site was transferred to Fimea, on which occasion it was also revised. The factual content of the Medicine Education Portal is checked and, if necessary, updated at least once a year.

The site was renewed and redesigned 2018. The drawings used as site illustrations were prepared by Tommi Bäckgren (Oodles.fi). Copyright to the illustrations is retained by the Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea.