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Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK)

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Merck & Co. Inc.
One Merck Drive
PO Box 100
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
United States - Map
Phone: 908-423-1000

Index Membership:N/A
Industry:Drug Manufacturers - Major
Full Time Employees:77,300

Business Summary 

Merck & Co., Inc. provides various health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products worldwide. The company’s Pharmaceutical segment offers human health pharmaceutical products, such as therapeutic and preventive agents for the treatment of human disorders in the areas of cardiovascular, diabetes and obesity, respiratory, women's health and endocrine, inflammatory and infectious diseases, oncology, ophthalmology, immunology, infectious diseases, and others. This segment also provides vaccines, including preventive pediatric, adolescent, and adult vaccines. Its Animal Health segment discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets animal health products comprising vaccines, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory drugs for respiratory diseases, as well as products for the treatment of fertility disorders. The company’s Consumer Care segment develops, manufactures, and sells over-the-counter products consisting of non-drowsy antihistamines; decongestant-free cold/flu medicine for people with high blood pressure; nasal decongestant sprays; and products for occasional constipation, frequent heartburn, and overactive bladder in women; foot care products, including topical antifungal, and foot and sneaker odor/wetness products; and sun care products, such as sun care lotions, sprays, and dry oils. The company serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, animal producers, food chain and mass merchandiser outlets, club stores, and specialty channels, as well as managed health care providers, such as health maintenance organizations, pharmacy benefit managers, and other institutions. It has collaborations with AstraZeneca LP, Pfizer Inc., Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd., Sanofi Pasteur S.A., and Sysmex Inostics GmbH. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.

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Corporate Governance 
Merck & Co. Inc.’s ISS Governance QuickScore as of Sep 1, 2014 is 1. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 1; Shareholder Rights: 4; Compensation: 1.
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Key Executives 
Mr. Kenneth C. Frazier , 59
Chairman and Chief Exec. Officer
Dr. Roger M. Perlmutter M.D., Ph.D., 62
Exec. VP and Pres of Merck Research Laboratories
Mr. Adam H. Schechter , 49
Exec. VP and Pres of Global Human Health
Mr. Robert M. Davis , 47
Chief Financial Officer and Exec. VP
Ms. Rita A. Karachun , 50
Principal Accounting Officer, Sr. VP of Fin. and Global Controller
Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2013 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc.Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year.
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