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Merck Manuals Launches Medical Reference App Within Microsoft Teams


Contact: David Santoriello, Public Relations Representative, at 908-277-4069

Kenilworth, N.J, November 2021 – Merck Manuals, a comprehensive digital medical reference for healthcare professionals and consumers, announces that its professional content is now available within Microsoft Teams. 


The free app, acquirable on Microsoft AppSource and the Microsoft Teams app store, will allow users of Microsoft Teams to tap into a common source for authoritative medical information. 


As employees, educators, and students in health-related fields increasingly rely on communicating remotely, the ability to readily obtain reliable medical information is more valuable than ever. With the Merck Manuals app, users can easily search and cite entries about the diagnosis and treatment of hundreds of diseases.


Medical Information When and Where You Need It

By enabling collaborators to seamlessly access and disseminate credible health information within the Microsoft Teams workflow, Merck Manuals serves as a tool for streamlining communication and knowledge-sharing during video calls, online meetings, and workspace chats. Users can add and share content from the app directly to a team conversation by clicking on the message extension located under the compose box inside of Microsoft Teams.


The Merck Manuals app for Microsoft Teams is available in English for customers in the U.S. and Canada. 


“Working with Microsoft builds on our ongoing commitment to disseminate authoritative medical information through content-sharing arrangements with innovators in the technology sector,” said Melissa Adams, Director of Publishing for Merck Manuals. “We are continuously looking to build relationships with leading companies and other influential organizations that will expand the reach of our health information resources, which we make available to partners at no charge.”


Tradition of Trust

Merck published the original Merck Manual for doctors and pharmacists in 1899. The book for professionals is now in its 20th edition.


The first edition of The Merck Manual of Medical Information, developed specifically to address the need for understandable medical information among consumers, was introduced in 1997.


The digital offering at expands on the content in the books and is available as a public service to all at no cost.


There is no registration, and the user experience is not compromised by advertising or commercial messaging. More than 350 experts currently serve as contributors; all of the content is reviewed by an independent editorial board and regularly updated online. 


For consumers in the U.S. and its territories, connect with Merck Manuals on social media: Twitter and Facebook. For professionals in the U.S. and its territories, connect with Merck Manuals on social media: Twitter and Facebook.


About Merck


For 130 years, Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases in pursuit of our mission to save and improve lives. We demonstrate our commitment to patients and population health by increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. Today, Merck continues to be at the forefront of research to prevent and treat diseases that threaten people and animals – including cancer, infectious diseases such as HIV and Ebola, and emerging animal diseases – as we aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world. For more information, visit and connect with us on TwitterFacebookInstagramYouTube and LinkedIn.

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