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  • Last year, Internet Brands, a company under the global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) umbrella, announced its acquisition of WebMD Holdings
  • KKR also owns a number of other health-related internet brands, including DentalPlans.com, eHealthForum.com, HealthBoards.com, AltMD.com and FitDay.com
  • KKR used to own tobacco conglomerate RJR Nabisco, but after “engineering a stock swap” with Borden in 1995, it no longer has direct ownership of Nabisco
  • After KKR bought the Weekly Reader, research showed its tobacco ties led to more tobacco-related articles appearing in the student newspaper, and while the stories superficially discouraged children from smoking, word choices and phrasing sent a subconscious message to the contrary
  • WebMD has partnered with Google Home to allow users to ask medical questions via the Google Home smart speaker

By Dr. Mercola

Late last year, Internet Brands, a company under the global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR & Co.) umbrella, announced its acquisition of WebMD Holdings. Purchase price: $2.8 billion. The company also bought the wellness company Nature's Bounty Co. last year, and already owns a number of other health-related internet brands, including DentalPlans.com, eHealthForum.com, HealthBoards.com, AltMD.com and FitDay.com.


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