Farmaindustria is the National Trade Association of the Spanish based pharmaceutical industry. It gathers most of the R&D based pharmaceutical companies established in our country, representing nearly 100% of prescription medicines sales in Spain.
The pharmaceutical industry is a strategic sector for society, both for the nature of its activity, based in its commitment with healthcare, as well as for its economic and business contribution, with an utmost added value.
The pharmaceutical industry provides society with one of the most precious goods, which most contributes to the welfare and health of the population: medicines. The industry researches, develops, produces and markets pharmaceuticals which relieve maladies, and cures diseases.
The economic contribution of the sector is likewise relevant: it holds the highest productivity rate of the pharmaceutical industry; constitutes a source of qualified, stable and diverse employment (52% of employees are women); it is very competitive international wise, with about 12.100 million € worth of exports each year; it is also intensive in R&D (almost 1.150 million € a year; 20% of the whole industrial sector). Besides, the pharmaceutical industry is committed with the dynamization of Spanish public biomedical research, and with the Healthcare System in continued training and updating of the knowledge base of its professionals.
Medicines are, probable, one of the most regulated sectors, precisely to protect to the maximum level the health of citizens. The State does not only pay for a great part of medicines which are used in the country, but it also decides which medicines are suitable to be sold, hoe they are manufactured and dispensed, and how much is paid for them.
For all these reasons, Farmaindustria represents member companies before Spanish society and its Public Administrations, collaborates with them, fosters the bet of the sector for R&D, conveys the reality of the pharmaceutical industry to public opinion, and offers Members value added services.
Farmaindustria is organized around different (8) work areas, with the aim of developing and executing its mission.
Relations with Autonomous Regions
International Affairs Department
Patients and Healthcare Professionals
- 141 R&D based companies are associated to Farmaindustria.
- 99% of the original medicines market is covered by Farmaindustria’s Members.
- 42.000 direct jobs are generated by the R&D based pharmaceutical industry in Spain, of which 5,900 are directly linked to R&D functions.
- 20% of the R&D investment of Spanish industry is undertaken by the pharmaceutical sector.