WebMD Announces Drugs.com to Join the WebMD Health Network
NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source of health information, announced today that it has entered into an alliance with Drugs.com to exclusively integrate Drugs.com’s advertising inventory and online traffic into the WebMD Health Network. Drugs.com provides free, accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products.
Effective January 1, 2010, Drugs.com will be integrated into the WebMD Health Network. “Drugs.com is one of very few sites that have developed a loyal base of users that are of high interest and high value to biopharmaceutical and consumer products companies,” said Wayne Gattinella, CEO and President of WebMD. “We are very pleased to be partnering with Drugs.com to further establish the WebMD Health Network as the premier source of drug reference information for consumers and health care professionals.”
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