Merck & Co., Inc.: A Global Health Service Provider

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Merck & Co., Inc. is a global health service provider with a focus on pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and animal health products. The company has operations in more than 140 countries and markets its products in more than 180 countries. Merck's research and development (R&D) activities are conducted at Merck Research Laboratories, which are located in the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Merck's global health focus is on three key areas: access to medicines, vaccines, and biologic interventions; sustainable business practices; and good employee relations. With regard to access to medicines, Merck is committed to expanding access to its medicines and vaccines through public-private partnerships, innovative financing mechanisms, and product donations. In addition, the company is working to improve the affordability of its medicines and vaccines by engaging in price negotiations with governments and other stakeholders.