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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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Helen de Wit
Wouter Bos
Anja Koehoorn
Tineke Essink
Marc Vreeburg
Helmi Weststrate
Diana Cnossen
Dorette Sikking
Tanja Christ
Marie-An Coremans
Sandra Bethlehem
Alie Flasza
Jeanne van Gerven
Suzanne Content
Ineke Huisman
Amanda Krijger
Marloes Verdonk
Renée Broomans
Jaap Van Rooijen
Jose Rieteco
Joyce Wehrens
ann vermeirsch
Corrie Houwing
Conchita Mengod de Man
Debbie Kerkhof
R Bakker
Paola Papen
Greet Jonker
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  • Helen de Wit
    signed 2017-03-07 19:28:50 +0100
  • Wouter Bos
    signed 2017-03-07 19:26:58 +0100
  • Anja Koehoorn
    signed 2017-03-07 19:25:36 +0100
    Stop borstkanker!!!!
  • Tineke Essink
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  • Marc Vreeburg
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  • Helmi Weststrate
    signed 2017-03-07 19:10:35 +0100
  • Diana Cnossen
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  • Dorette Sikking
    signed via 2017-03-07 19:08:32 +0100
  • Tanja Christ- Schuil
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    I just signed the petition to bring transparency to the pharmaceutical industry, will you join me?
  • Tanja Christ
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  • Marie-An Coremans
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  • Sandra Bethlehem
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  • Alie Flasza
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  • Jeanne van Gerven
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    Jeanne van Gerven
  • Suzanne Content
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  • Ineke Huisman
    signed 2017-03-07 18:44:52 +0100
    Wij willen alle kansen, daar hebben wij recht op. Laat Europa de handen ineens slaan en als een blok opstaan tegen over de farmaceuten!!!!!!
  • Amanda Krijger
    signed 2017-03-07 18:44:18 +0100
  • Marloes Verdonk
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  • Renée Broomans
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  • Jaap Van Rooijen
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  • Jose Rieteco
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-07 18:38:17 +0100
    I just signed the petition to bring transparency to the pharmaceutical industry, will you join me?
  • Jose Rieteco
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  • Joyce Wehrens
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  • ann vermeirsch
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  • Corrie Houwing
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  • Conchita Mengod de Man
    signed 2017-03-07 18:27:09 +0100
  • Debbie Kerkhof
    signed 2017-03-07 18:24:42 +0100
  • R Bakker
    signed 2017-03-07 18:21:25 +0100
  • Paola Papen
    signed 2017-03-07 18:18:29 +0100
  • Greet Jonker
    signed 2017-03-07 18:16:14 +0100