According to Merck's mission statement, Merck's mission is "to discover, develop and provide innovative products and services that save and improve lives around the world." In 2014, Merck's market cap is worth $146 billion, according 24/7 Wall Street. Merck's history goes back to 1654, when Angel Pharmacy was formed. In 1668, Jacob Friedrick Merck acquired Angel Pharmacy, and in 1827, E. Merck began its manufacturing operations in Germany It became an American company after it was confiscated by the US government during WWI.
What They Produce: Various drugs such as statins, cold remedies and antacids, vaccines, biologic therapies, consumer care and animal health products.
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