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Dear Parliamentarians,

Prices for new medicines in The Netherlands are skyrocketing so quickly that we will soon be unable to afford to treat our sick.

But as prices skyrocket and our insurance premiums rise, the pharmaceutical industry continues to ignore calls for greater public scrutiny of their price increases.

We can’t let this happen.

We support our politicians to take the following steps to make the pharmaceutical industry more transparent:

1. MAKE MEDICINE PRICES PUBLIC INFORMATION

  • Making the real price paid for medicines publicly available will create a level playing field between governments and hospitals buying the medicines and the industry selling them.

2. DEMAND TRANSPARENCY OF THE TRUE COST OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) OF NEW MEDICINES

  • The real costs of R&D remain unknown, but the pharmaceutical industry frequently gives these costs as reasons for charging exorbitant prices when a new medicine comes onto the market.

3. TRACK AND TRACE PUBLIC FUNDING OF R&D SO WE STOP PAYING TWICE FOR OUR MEDICINES

  • About 80% of all funds for basic research for medicines and about 30-40% of all global R&D for health is publicly funded.

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  • signed 2018-06-15 16:27:09 +0200
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  • signed 2018-06-08 11:42:21 +0200
    Tessa Huis in ’t Veld
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  • signed 2018-01-27 10:15:00 +0100
    Mijn zoon van 16 heeft gisteren het medicijn eculazumab gekregen, dit is nu onze enige hoop. Jose Van Der Laak-Vissers
  • signed 2018-01-26 22:20:23 +0100
    van der Hoeven
  • signed 2018-01-26 19:56:55 +0100
    Mijn medicijn Slow-k dat ik moet gebruiken voor Gitelman Syndroom is vorig jaar door de nieuwe fabrikant Essential Pharma

    verhoogd in prijs van 2 naar 19 euro per pot van 100 tabletten dat de patient zelf moet betalen, schandalig gewoon
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    I just signed the petition to bring transparency to the pharmaceutical industry, will you join me?
  • signed 2017-12-08 09:42:12 +0100
    more transparancy!
  • signed 2017-12-07 21:37:06 +0100
    pressure to an international lobby from all European countries
  • signed 2017-12-04 18:50:52 +0100
  • signed 2017-11-29 12:05:09 +0100
  • signed 2017-11-27 08:42:00 +0100
    Zelf leef ik dankzij Imatinib 400, elke avond een pil van 89€ … komt uit op 32.000€ per jaar.
  • signed 2017-11-20 09:45:21 +0100
  • signed 2017-11-17 22:45:22 +0100
    Make medicines for people, not for profit!
  • signed 2017-11-14 12:19:05 +0100
  • signed 2017-11-07 16:16:46 +0100
  • signed 2017-11-07 12:19:37 +0100
  • signed 2017-10-27 00:32:42 +0200
    Transparency is key!
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