Profarma Distribuidora de Produtos Farmaceuticos SA provides wholesale operations to pharmaceutical retailers, with the sale of medicines and health and beauty products. It operates through the following segments: Pharmaceutical Distribution, Hospital and Specialties, and Retail. The Pharmaceutical Distribution segment is the core business and comprises wholesale operations to pharmaceutical retail, with the sale of medicines and personal care and beauty products. The Hospital and Specialties segment in hospital and dermatological products and vaccines. The Retail segment deals with pharmaceutical retail through the chains Drogasmil and Tamoio. The company was founded by Manoel Birmarcker in May 1961 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.