WebMD Reiterates Leadership of Medscape Site
NEW YORK, Oct 20, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- In response to questions posed to WebMD today, regarding the claim made by eMedicine.com at 6:00 am on October 20, 2005, that eMedicine's traffic is more than twice that of Medscape, WebMD has the following response:
WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD) believes that Medscape, WebMD's portal for physicians and other healthcare professionals, reaches more physicians than any other professional web site. Additionally, Medscape is the leading online provider of CME programs. In 2004, physicians completed over 600,000 courses on Medscape, which was more than twice that of all other online CME providers combined, including eMedicine.com. Additionally, in a research study dated July 6, 2005, Forrester Research reports that Medscape is the leading information source for physicians and healthcare professionals.
WebMD will take all steps necessary to alleviate the confusion caused by eMedicine's misleading statements to the pharmaceutical and medical communities.
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