The rise in antimicrobial resistance has become one of the world's most pressing public health problems.

Merck's long-standing commitment to the global fight against infectious disease goes hand-in-hand with a commitment to help slow the occurrence of resistance.

2 Million

experience an antibiotic-resistant infection each year in the U.S.


are caused by antibiotic resistance in the U.S. each year

Here, some of Merck’s best researchers and scientists share how their work in this arena inspires them and how they are committed to the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

  • "The time has come to change tactics in the fight against drug-resistant infections."

    Todd Black
  • "This is indeed an exciting time to be a part of the effort to identify the next generation of antibacterial medicines."

    Alex Therien
  • "Our job is to be as diligent as we possibly can."

    Dalya Guris

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