WebMD Is for Sale [Updated]

Symptoms include pervasive rumors, wealthy white men and more.

Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 10.31.16 AMEvery hypochondriac’s favorite site WebMD is up for sale. According to the Financial Times, the company is in talks with several parties, including Walgreens and UnitedHealth.

News of a potential sale boosted WebMD stock, which has already climbed 10 percent since the beginning of the new year. WebMD’s current market value sits at close to $2 billion.

Despite the talks, there’s a chance nothing will happen. Last year WebMD explored a sale but ultimately decided not to follow through.

Update (11:44 am):
WebMD released a statement claiming “it is not currently in any negotiations to be acquired.”