Brazil’s Fiocruz releases 192 drug batches for SUS during Q1’19



Brazil’s Institute of Technology and Pharmaceuticals (Farmanguinhos) of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) released 192 drug batches for the Unified Health System (SUS) during Q1’19, totalling 26 million units. Some of these products were the result of technology transfer deals through Productive Development Partnerships (PDPs) with pharmaceutical companies.

Medicines produced include antiretrovirals lamivudine, lamivudine + zidovudine, efavirenz, nevirapine, and tenofovir + lamivudine, as well as antimalarial chloroquine, tuberculosis treatment isoniazid, antiviral oseltamivir, and vitamin A.

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