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Update on motherisk.org
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Update on motherisk.org

Summary:

SickKids has alerted the public and the medical community that the information currently on motherisk.org is not endorsed by, and in no way represents, SickKids or the former Motherisk Helplines.

SickKids is aware that the motherisk.org website is currently being operated by a third party. The Motherisk Helplines and website closed in April 2019. The domain name expired and was released following the closure. This was an oversight and multiple departments within SickKids are working to put procedures in place to prevent this type of occurrence in the future.

We know that many individuals and members of the medical community relied upon this website as a resource for up-to-date information about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  

SickKids has alerted the public and the medical community that the information currently on motherisk.org is not endorsed by, and in no way represents, SickKids or the former Motherisk Helplines. We are concerned this content will be perceived to have been validated by SickKids experts.

We have reached out to the web host and registrar with cease and desist notices. Until recently, we were not aware of the identity of the domain owner. Now that we are aware, we will contact them directly.

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