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Background information about the site

The Medicine Education Portal website is maintained by the Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea.

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 drawings used as site illustrations were prepared by Hannu Konttinen. Copyright to the illustrations is retained 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.

Site user instructions and copyright


Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea


The publisher of the website is the Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea.

Technical recommendations

The site can be used with any standard browser.

Terms of use and copyright

All rights reserved. The Medicine Education Portal is open to the general public. The information may be browsed, copied, reproduced and translated or used as background material. The information may not be resold or used for commercial purposes. The site illustrations may not be copied or published in any context without the permission of the Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea.

References to the Medicine Education Portal

The Medicine Education Portal may be referred to from other pages with a hyperlink in such a way that the page opens into a full browser window or into a new window. The site may not be referred to on pages that use frames in such a way that the Medicine Education Portal or part of it opens inside the frame of another site. Any quotations from the site must be accompanied by an indication of the source stating the site URL and the date. However, this may not infringe upon the rights of the Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea.

The link may not be used for commercial purposes.

Further information:

Educational content and background materials of the site
Katri Hämeen-Anttila, Development Manager, tel. +358 29 522 3513

Site user instructions and copyright
Tuukka Tenhunen, Web Specialist, tel. +358 29 522 3117

Email address format: firstname.lastname@fimea.fi.