OUR HISTORY

 

Great things in the past make great expectations for the future

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA and Schering-Plough Corporation recently merged to create a new company, known as MSD in Belgium and Europe and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA in the USA and Canada. Today, we are the second-largest pharmaceutical company in the world and a global leader in consumer products and animal care. ​

Both Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA and Schering-Plough Corporation have a long and rich history of improving people's health and well-being. Through the years, our researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness - from the discovery of vitamin B1, to the first measles vaccine, to cold remedies and antacids, to the first statins to treat high cholesterol. Our scientists also have helped develop many products to improve animal health, including vaccines and antibiotics. ​

While being proud of our past, we are enthusiastic about the future of this new company and we are excited to help create a healthier, brighter future for people around the world.