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Sign the petition

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.

SIGN THE PETITION

Who's signing

Nora van der Hoeven
M. Balm
Martin De Groot
Rose De Groot-Gimson
Odile Vermeulen
Jan Baggen
adrie v.d.veen
Mary Gallagher
Frank ten Horn
Jocelijn Stokx
Jerremy Weerts
Alvean Fentener van Vlissingen
Marion Goedknegt
Fred Lindhout
Rosie James
Reina Wijbengs
Viviana Brun
Pascale Neveu
izabela czarna
Kristin Lange
Sandra Ooms
Jessica Kroskinski
Mara Pieksma
Ayda Abdan Kondori
Tim Reed
Birte Bogatz-Mander
Lydia Roelofsen
Janice Lam
Valérie Van Belle
2,053 SIGNATURES
2,000 signatures

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  • Nora van der Hoeven
    signed 2018-01-26 22:20:23 +0100
    van der Hoeven
  • M. Balm
    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
  • Martin De Groot
    signed 2017-12-12 19:13:09 +0100
  • Rose De Groot-Gimson
    signed 2017-12-12 15:50:50 +0100
  • Odile Vermeulen
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-08 09:43:09 +0100
    I just signed the petition to bring transparency to the pharmaceutical industry, will you join me?
  • Odile Vermeulen
    signed 2017-12-08 09:42:12 +0100
    more transparancy!
  • Jan Baggen
    signed 2017-12-07 21:37:06 +0100
    pressure to an international lobby from all European countries
  • adrie v.d.veen
    signed 2017-12-04 18:50:52 +0100
  • Mary Gallagher
    signed 2017-11-29 12:05:09 +0100
  • Frank ten Horn
    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.
  • Jocelijn Stokx
    signed 2017-11-20 09:45:21 +0100
  • Jerremy Weerts
    signed 2017-11-17 22:45:22 +0100
    Make medicines for people, not for profit!
  • Alvean Fentener van Vlissingen
    signed 2017-11-14 12:19:05 +0100
  • Marion Goedknegt
    signed 2017-11-07 16:16:46 +0100
  • Fred Lindhout
    signed 2017-11-07 12:19:37 +0100
  • Rosie James
    signed 2017-10-27 00:32:42 +0200
    Transparency is key!
  • Reina Wijbengs
    signed 2017-10-05 12:35:49 +0200
  • Viviana Brun
    signed 2017-10-03 22:14:22 +0200
  • Pascale Neveu
    signed 2017-10-03 18:30:17 +0200
  • izabela czarna
    signed 2017-10-03 10:11:12 +0200
  • Kristin Lange
    signed 2017-10-02 21:58:41 +0200
  • Sandra Ooms
    signed 2017-10-02 19:41:06 +0200
  • Jessica Kroskinski
    signed 2017-10-02 19:32:19 +0200
  • Mara Pieksma
    signed 2017-10-02 16:51:41 +0200
  • Ayda Abdan Kondori
    signed 2017-10-02 16:08:16 +0200
  • Tim Reed
    signed 2017-10-02 15:14:07 +0200
  • Birte Bogatz-Mander
    signed 2017-10-02 15:10:55 +0200
  • Lydia Roelofsen
    signed 2017-09-02 00:12:02 +0200
  • Janice Lam
    signed 2017-07-26 17:11:38 +0200
  • Valérie Van Belle
    signed 2017-07-14 15:21:28 +0200