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Internet Brands' WebMD Acquires Benelux's MediQuality

WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands company and the leader in health information services for consumers and physicians, today announced that it has acquired MediQuality, the leading digital and online provider of information for health care professionals in Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg).   

Based close to Brussels, MediQuality reaches more than 50,000 physicians and other health care professionals each month, providing medical news and information, and comprehensive coverage of major medical congresses and conferences.  In addition, an authenticated and trusted online community generates physician engagement and real-time, peer-to-peer discussions of clinical trends and issues.

"MediQuality's commitment to providing Benelux physicians with quality information and meaningful engagement complements our capabilities," said Jeremy Schneider, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Global Strategy at WebMD.  "The acquisition enables us to expand our connection with Benelux physicians on Medscape, our platform for physicians, and leverage our combined strengths to increase our reach and value to our customers."

With 3.6 million active users globally, Medscape is the leading source of clinical news, health information, and point-of-care tools for physicians worldwide. 

"MediQuality looks forward to being a part of the WebMD health network," said Pierre De Nayer, Mediquality's managing director. "With our shared commitment to health care professionals, and Medscape's substantial digital resources, we can build on our passion for delivering quality content and meaningful engagement that supports physicians in clinical practice.  We look forward to all we can do together. No doubt this will mean growth for both companies."

MediQuality will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of WebMD. Terms of the transaction were not made public.