MerckManuals.com Makes Credible Medical Information Available to Walgreens Pharmacists and Nurse Practitioners at In-Store Clinics

MerckManuals.com will now be made readily available to pharmacists at the more than 8,000 Walgreens pharmacies and to nurse practitioners at the more than 400 Healthcare Clinics across the United States.

PRESS RELEASE

Kenilworth, N.J. (January 26, 2016) — Consistent with its mission to provide credible medical information as a public service, MerckManuals.com will now be made readily available to pharmacists at the more than 8,000 Walgreens pharmacies and to nurse practitioners at the more than 400 Healthcare Clinics across the U.S.

Walgreens providers will have one-click access to MerckManuals.com through the company’s portal.

“Working with Walgreens to provide a direct link to MerckManuals.com for its professionals builds on our ongoing commitment to sharing trusted medical information with partners in the healthcare sphere,” said Melissa Adams, Director of Publishing for The Merck Manuals.

Digital Enhancements

The online offering at www.merckmanuals.com expands on the content in The Merck Manuals, a series of medical reference books long trusted by healthcare professionals and consumers alike.

Last year, many new multimedia features were added to the redesigned website, which includes a newsfeed, expert commentary, infographics, animations, video clips, health calculators and trackers, quizzes, as well as a drug interaction checker, pill identifier, and guide to pronunciation of medical terms.

The user experience is not compromised by advertising or commercial messaging. More than 350 medical experts currently serve as contributors; all content is reviewed by an independent editorial board.

Tradition of Trust

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck & Co., Inc. published the original Merck Manual for doctors and pharmacists in 1899. The professional edition was updated 18 times, lastly in 2011.

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 book made The New York Times best-sellers list.