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Our culture and values

We share one vision and one mission: to save and improve lives.

It all comes back to inventing for life

We are all inventors here, no matter the role or title. We rise to any challenge in pursuit of better health outcomes.

Everything we do, in and out of the laboratory, is based on our deep appreciation for life. That's the reason we come together across the business with one goal - to invent for life.

We walk the talk

If you want to learn about our culture, start with our inventors.

Advice from women in leadership

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

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A painter, cook and cancer-fighting champion – meet Wendy Short Bartie

She dreamed of becoming a mayor. Instead, she found a new passion and grew to lead a different kind of community.

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A day in the life of a MSD physician and volunteer during COVID-19

Dr. Ali is continuing to fight on the front lines of the disease, despite the risks to himself and his loved ones

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How diversity and inclusion is essential to our mission

By Celeste Warren, vice president of human resources and chief diversity officer

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How MSD’s Karin Shanahan is helping New Jersey get back to work

As MSD’s SVP of Global Biologics & Sterile Operations, Karin Shanahan keeps our manufacturing plants running smoothly so we can make important medicines and vaccines. And she is now helping MSD – and other New Jersey companies – return to optimal operations by providing supply management and manufacturing guidance as part of an effort to restart New Jersey’s economy after the COVID-19 shutdown.  Her guidance comes as part of her role […]

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“In our quest to invent medicines and vaccines that save and improve lives, the core of who we are is embodied in our values and standards. They are fundamental to our success – now and into the future”

Ken Frazier

Chairman & CEO

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Code of conduct & compliance

Code of conduct & compliance

We represent many cultures but are united in our drive to deliver breakthrough medicines with honesty and integrity.