Helping the World Be Well

We are inspired by a shared vision and
mission to save and improve lives.

VISION

To make a difference in the lives of people globally through our innovative medicines, vaccines, and animal health products. We are committed to being the premier, research-intensive biopharmaceutical company and are dedicated to providing leading innovations and solutions for today and the future.

MISSION

To discover, develop and provide innovative products and services that save and improve lives around the world.

WHO WE ARE

We are a global healthcare company with a 125-year history of working to make a difference.

Our company is known as Merck in the United States and Canada.

Everywhere else, we are known as MSD.

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HEADQUARTERS

Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. and operates in more than 60 countries

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MERCK & CO., INC.

is our legal name and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "MRK."

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EMPLOYEES

approximately 68,000 worldwide (as of 3/31/16)

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2015 R&D EXPENSE
$6.6 billion (excludes restructuring and merger related expenses)

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BUSINESSES
Pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and animal health

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2015 REVENUE
$39.5 billion

Our Board of Directors & Executive Committee

OUR LEADERSHIP

Learn more about what we're doing to help improve health around the world.

OUR PEOPLE

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

Corporate responsibility is at the heart of our company's mission to discover, develop and provide innovative products and services that save and improve lives. Learn more about how we operate, read our views and positions statements and learn about our progress.

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

ACCESS TO HEALTH
 

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people reached through our major programs and partnerships

ETHICS AND TRANSPARENCY

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employees trained on our Code of Conduct

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

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EMPLOYEES
 

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executive roles held by women

REIMBURSEMENT SUPPORT AND PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

We believe that no one should go without the medicines or vaccines they need.

Visit MerckHelpsTM to learn more about our Patient Assistance Programs.

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OUR HISTORY

Our rich history of discovery and innovation began 125 years ago and continues today. Through the years, our researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness in people and animals around the world. We've done great things in the past. Today, we're doing great things for the future.

EXPLORE OUR HISTORY

MERCK TURNS 125

125 years of finding a new way, every day, to help the world be well.

OUR RESEARCH

We are determined to transform breakthrough science into novel therapeutic and vaccine options.

Curiosity, inventiveness and a passion for excellence are what drive our people to discover what's possible.

RESEARCH AT MERCK

OUR WORK

Our business focuses on innovation and scientific excellence to deliver vaccines, medicines, and animal health products that can help millions around the world.

CORE AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Diabetes
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Oncology
  • Vaccines
  • Animal Health:
  • Livestock
  • Companion Animal
  • Aquaculture

MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH