Medscape to Collaborate with CareNet to Provide Medical Education and Editorial Content to Physicians and Healthcare Professionals in Japan

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NEW YORK and TOKYO, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Medscape, the leading source of clinical news, health information, point-of-care tools and medical education for healthcare professionals throughout the world, announced today that it will be working with CareNet, Inc. to provide Medscape's independent educational programs and editorial content to physicians in Japan through CareNet.com (http://www.carenet.com). CareNet.com is one of the leading websites for healthcare professionals in Japan, with more than 200,000 physicians and other healthcare professionals.

The Medscape editorial content will reside on a co-branded area of the CareNet site and will be accessible from the CareNet home page as well as from other prominent locations on the site.   Medscape independent educational programs will also be distributed through CareNet and reside on a designated medical education portion of the CareNet website. The collaboration will bring timely and valuable clinical information to physicians throughout Japan who are looking to improve their knowledge and skills in rapidly changing areas of medicine.

"Offering Medscape's leading medical education and editorial resources to Japanese healthcare professionals in their local language extends our global reach in this important market and supports our mission to provide clinicians and other healthcare professionals with the most timely, comprehensive and relevant clinical information to improve patient care," said Jeremy Schneider, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, WebMD Global. "With this collaboration, Medscape will significantly expand its footprint in Japan, which is the second-largest pharmaceutical market in the world."

"I'm sincerely pleased that CareNet.com can provide the most credible global standard of medical information to Japanese physicians and other health professionals under the agreement with Medscape," said Motoyasu Ohno, Chief Executive Officer, CareNet, Inc.  "This collaboration with Medscapeprovides additional educational resources and information that will help healthcare professionals in Japan stay current in their practice."

About CareNet

CareNet has more than 200,000 physicians and healthcare professional members and runs its portal site, CareNet.com (https://www.carenet.com/), which provides practical and useful information to physicians and healthcare professionals.  By taking advantage of such members, CareNet is engaged in providing the services in Japan which support the sales and marketing activities of pharmaceutical companies across Japan.  CareNet also has more than 18 years of experience in production of medical content for healthcare professionals. 

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