WebMD Health Corp. WBMD, the leading provider of online health information services to consumers and physicians, today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the interactive medical education, promotion and physician recruitment businesses of Medsite, Inc. (http://www.medsite.com).
Medsite provides end-to-end physician e-detailing services, including program development, targeted recruitment and online distribution and delivery. The acquisition will enable WebMD to provide its pharmaceutical and medical device customers with an expanded set of online solutions that will help increase the sales efficiencies of their own direct detailing efforts.
WebMD paid $41 million in cash at the closing of the acquisition. The purchase price is also subject to customary post-closing adjustments.
WebMD Health Corp. WBMD is a leading provider of health information services to consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals. WebMD Health Corp. is a subsidiary of Emdeon Corporation ("HLTH").
The WebMD Health Network reaches 30 million visitors a month through its leading owned and operated health sites that include WebMD Health, Medscape, MedicineNet, eMedicine, eMedicine Health, RxList, and theHeart.org.
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