ABC Clarifies Statements About WebMD on Good Morning America; WebMD Reaffirms Its Commitment to User Trust

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NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD) announced that ABC News' Chief Health & Medical Editor, Dr. Richard Besser made clarifying comments earlier today during Good Morning America (GMA) in regard to a story the network aired on September 22, 2015 called, "Online Medical Searches May Be Sold to the Highest Bidder."

Dr. Besser stated, "Last week GMA reported on ways to protect the privacy of your health information when you're on-line.  Our report included mention of WebMD.  We want to clarify that WebMD does not sell or provide identifiable personal health information of its web users to advertisers or any third parties.  ABC regrets if the report left any false impression on this point."

WebMD had contacted the network immediately after the September 22report to correct factual inaccuracies in the story. 

"Everyone at WebMD works hard to earn the trust of our users each day and WebMD would never do anything to betray the trust our users have placed in our Company, products or services," said David Schlanger, Chief Executive Officer of WebMD.  "We hope that today's clarification by ABC News alleviates any concerns created from the original story."

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