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Merck & Co.

The company is known as Merck in the United States and Canada. Everywhere else, its known as MSD. Merck & Co., Inc. is the legal name. Merck & Co. is an American pharmaceutical company and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Merck is an innovative, global healthcare leader that is helping in improving health and well-being around the world. Their product offering categories include heart and respiratory health, infectious diseases and women’s health. They continue to focus research on  diseases like Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer. They are expanding in areas like vaccines and biologics. Merck publishes The Merck Manuals, a series of medical reference books for physicians, nurses, and technicians. These include the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, the world’s best-selling medical reference.

Product Portfolio:

  • A+D Original Ointment
  • Afrin
  • Bain De Soleil
  • Coppertone
  • BCG Vaccine
  • Gardasil
  • Comvax
  • Temodar
  • Zolinza
  • Recombivax and many more

Company Information

Type Public
Traded as NYSE: MRK (Dow Jones Industrial Average Component, S&P 500 Component)
Industry Pharmaceutical
Founded 1891 as a subsidiary of Merck (founded 1668)
1917 as an independent company
Founder NA
Headquarters Kenilworth, New Jersey, United States
Key people Kenneth Frazier(Chairman, President and CEO)(Chairman & CEO)
Products Gardasil, Singulair, Propecia/Proscar, Zocor Vioxx Fosamax
Revenue US$42.2 billion (2014)
Net income US$ 6.272 billion (2011)
Number of employees 69,000 (as of June 30, 2015)
Subsidiaries NA
Website www.merck.com

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