Merck (MSD outside of the USA) is celebrating its 70-year anniversary in Puerto Rico this year. Executive Managing Director Wendy Perry highlights the company’s extensive footprint on the island which includes commercial, manufacturing and clinical research operations. She stresses the importance of maintaining a strong commercial presence locally to address the high unmet medical needs of the Puerto Rican population, with a focus on oncology, vaccines, HIV and diabetes. She also talks about Merck’s efforts to help vulnerable populations in disaster-stricken areas access life-saving medicines. Finally, as the first woman in her position, she shares advice to future female leaders.
We recognize the need to increase the Latino population's participation in clinical trials that could result in life-saving treatments