Pharmaceutical industry

The state of São Paulo concentrates the largest part of Brazil’s pharmaceutical industry, particularly in the metropolitan areas of São Paulo and Campinas. The state houses 42% of Brazil’s pharmaceutical production. This is a segment with higher innovation rates than industry as a whole.

Through the Popular Medicine Foundation (FURP), the Government of the State of São Paulo holds a strategic position in all national health policies because it is the largest public manufacturer of medicines in Brazil and one of the largest in Latin America. Founded in 1974, FURP produces more than 70 types of medication. In 2012, it produced more than 1.7 million units of medication, serving about 3,000 Brazilian municipal districts.

More info: 
Department of Health (link)
FURP - Popular Pharmaceutical Drug Foundation (link)