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Last Updated: 02 July 2021

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Kenilworth, NJ-recognizing changing needs of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, Merck, know as MSD outside the US and Canada, today announced it is taking a number of NEW steps to support patients in the United States who may have lost their jobs and insurance coverage. First, Merck will continue to ensure access to Merck medicines at no cost for eligible patients through its Merck Patient Assistance Program-one of the first of its kind in the United 60 years ago, based on the company's belief that no one should go without medicines or vaccines they need. The Merck Patient Assistance Program is making a number of changes to help patients who have lost their job or cannot get into their doctors office during this crisis, including assessing patients ' real-time financial situations, providing Assistance with expiring enrollments, and offering NEW options to collect signatures on enrollment forms. The long-running Merck Patient Assistance Program has helped more than 700 000 eligible patients receive their Merck medicines at no cost since 2017 and these enhancements have been made to help patients experiencing unique difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic. Merck will also be making changes to other US Access and Assistance programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including temporary 0 Co-pay for certain products for eligible privately insured patients who are enrol in the Merck Access Program. In addition, our company has, where appropriate, relaxed certain refill restrictions relating to coupon use, and all existing coupon programs remain available to privately insured eligible patients. * As a company whose mission is to save and improve lives, Merck remains deeply committed to ensuring that our medicines and vaccines reach patients who need them, without interruption, say Dr. Julie L. Gerberding, chief Patient officer, Merck. George W. Mercks challenge to the US to never forget that medicine are for people is always in our minds, and at this challenging time for our patients and our communities, we want to do even more to help. To learn more about resources Merck has available for patients who need help during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, call 1-800-672-6372 or visit our information page on Merck. Com. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Merck is focused on protecting the safety of its employees and their families, ensuring that our supply of medicines and vaccines reach our patients, contributing our scientific expertise to development of antiviral approaches, and supporting our healthcare providers and our communities. To date, Merck has contributed or committed more than 13 million to COVID-19 relief efforts. This support has included donations of medicines, protective personal equipment donations for health care providers and funding for relief organizations. In addition, company aims to provide donations to independent charitable Patient Assistance foundations supporting eligible US patients who may be having trouble paying for any of their medications. To learn more, please visit www.

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