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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.

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Mark Duits
Vroukje Kooi
Truida Boxma
Sjoukje Dijkstra
Erika Wortman
Yvette Rademakers
Marjolein
Yvonne Poeser
Maria Renema
Nico Spitters
Jeanne Loenen
Patrick Apperlo
Hermanda Wortman
Philip Meerloo
Aatrid Wester
Najat Kaddouri
Tineke Stet
Wilma Toonders
Stephanie Grijpink
Nettie Rijken
Lisette Gravemaker
Helen de Wit
Wouter Bos
Anja Koehoorn
Tineke Essink
Marc Vreeburg
Helmi Weststrate
Diana Cnossen
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  • Mark Duits
    signed 2017-03-07 21:55:51 +0100
  • Vroukje Kooi
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    I just signed the petition to bring transparency to the pharmaceutical industry, will you join me?
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    I just signed the petition to bring transparency to the pharmaceutical industry, will you join me?
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  • Anja Koehoorn
    signed 2017-03-07 19:25:36 +0100
    Stop borstkanker!!!!
  • Tineke Essink
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