Merck Sharp & Dohme is an international research pharmaceutical company that prioritizes patient care. The company “Merck”, founded in 1891, opens, develops, manufactures and sells vaccines and medicines aimed at meeting immediate medical needs. The company also makes considerable efforts to make medicines more accessible through long-term programs, in which not only Merck drugs are given out free of charge, but also delivered to the needy.
Merck Sharp & Dohme (headquartered in New Jersey, USA) and Merck KGaA (formerly E. Merck, headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany) are operating companies and, therefore, there is still some confusion around the name Merck. The companies agreed that Merck & Co., Inc. may use the name Merck in the US and Canada, and in the rest of the world, products will be marketed under the Merck Sharp & Dome brand. “Merck KGaA” uses the name “EMD” in the United States and the name “Merck” in the rest of the world.