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Launch date

May 1995

Medscape is an online health information database that is maintained by WebMD and that provides high-quality information for healthcare professionals. There are three tabs in Medscape: News & Perspective[links 1] (including Medscape News and full-text free journal articles hosted on the website), Drugs & Diseases (or Medscape Reference [MSR]) and CME & Education.

MSR contains eMedicine which provides quality information about medical conditions, anatomy, procedures, etc.. eMedicine first started out in 1996, where it was originally separate from WebMD but was later acquired by WebMD. MSR also contains a customized version of MEDLINE, along with Medscape Drug Reference (MDR) which contains monographs for all FDA-approved medications.

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