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.
- A+D Original Ointment
- Bain De Soleil
- BCG Vaccine
- Recombivax and many more
|Traded as||NYSE: MRK (Dow Jones Industrial Average Component, S&P 500 Component)|
|Founded||1891 as a subsidiary of Merck (founded 1668)
1917 as an independent company
|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)|