From developing new therapies that treat and prevent disease to helping people in need, we’re committed to improving health and well-being around the world.

Our vision is to make a difference in the lives of people globally through our innovative medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, consumer health and animal products. We aspire to be the best healthcare company in the world and are dedicated to providing leading innovations and solutions for tomorrow.

We have made it our mission to provide innovative, distinctive products and services that save and improve lives and satisfy customer needs; to be recognized as a great place to work; and to provide investors with a superior rate of return.

The categories in which we have products include heart and respiratory health, diabetes, infectious diseases, suncare, animal health and women’s health. We continue to focus our research on conditions that affect millions of people around the world—such as Alzheimer’s and cancer—while expanding our strengths in such areas as vaccines and biologics.

We also devote extensive time and energy to increasing access to medicines and vaccines, through far-reaching programs that donate and deliver our products to the people who need them.

At Merck, we’re applying our global reach, financial strength and scientific excellence to do more of what we’re passionate about: improving health and improving lives.

Prescription Products & Prescribing Information

Our core business is the discovery and development of prescription medicines for diseases and conditions that impact millions of people.

We invest billions of research dollars to find medicines that can help improve lives. Today, Merck has more than 50 prescription products in key therapeutic areas, such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, oncology, neuroscience, infectious disease, immunology and women’s health. To learn more, click here.


Vaccines are one of the greatest public health success stories of the 20th century, and Merck has played its part in that story.

We are one of only a few companies that remain dedicated to the complex business of researching and producing vaccines. Our unique contributions include the development of vaccines that help prevent now-rare diseases, such as measles and mumps, as well as diseases such as shingles and cervical cancer. To learn more, click here.

Animal Health

Through Merck’s animal health business, we are a global leader in the research, development, manufacturing and sale of veterinary medicines.

We offer a broad choice of vaccines, anti-infective and antiparasitic drugs; a complete range of fertility-management and pharmaceutical specialty products; innovative delivery systems; and performance technologies and value-added programs, such as pet-recovery services and livestock-data-management tools. To learn more, click here.

Consumer Care

Through our consumer health products, we strive to enhance the quality of life for people and their families around the world.

Each day, millions count on one or more of our industry-leading brands to help prevent or treat various common conditions. These brands include such household names as CLARITIN® for allergies, COPPERTONE® for sun care and DR. SCHOLL’S® for foot care. To learn more, click here.


Merck has a robust pipeline, with a wide range of product candidates across each phase of development. View our pipeline.

Last Updated August 5, 2013