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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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Who's signing

Koen Zonneveld
Cinta Groos
Madelon Riehl
frans de bruin
gina schepers
B de Vries
Frans Hoynck van Papendrecht
Esther Vd berg
Corrie van Hoorn-Bijkerk
dorien gameren
Chr Claassens
Ron Schutte
Wim van Beijnen
Niek de Kleijn
Nico Teders
Yvonne Linders
louisa rosier
j. berkelaar
Matthew Eagles
Matthijs Pontier
Vera van Schuilenburg
Valerio Fortunati
Lot van Baaren
Sebastiaan Breedveld
Aniek Messink
Justus Smit
2,042 SIGNATURES
2,000 signatures

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  • Koen Zonneveld
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-08 21:25:07 +0200
    I just signed the petition to bring transparency to the pharmaceutical industry, will you join me?
  • Koen Zonneveld
    signed 2017-04-08 21:24:33 +0200
  • Cinta Groos
    signed 2017-04-08 18:26:51 +0200
  • Madelon Riehl
    signed 2017-04-08 17:58:41 +0200
  • frans de bruin
    signed 2017-04-08 17:31:57 +0200
  • Gina Schepers-Freriks
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-08 16:19:49 +0200
    I just signed the petition to bring transparency to the pharmaceutical industry, will you join me?
  • gina schepers
    signed 2017-04-08 16:18:56 +0200
  • B de Vries
    signed 2017-04-08 14:51:12 +0200
  • Frans Hoynck van Papendrecht
    signed 2017-04-08 11:15:42 +0200
  • Esther Vd berg
    signed via 2017-04-08 10:28:18 +0200
  • Corrie van Hoorn-Bijkerk
    signed 2017-04-08 09:42:58 +0200
    Corrie van Hoorn-Bijkerk

    Stop het rijk worden over de ruggen van zieke mensen.
  • dorien gameren
    signed 2017-04-08 09:22:05 +0200
    avg internet securit dorien
  • Chr Claassens
    signed 2017-04-08 08:54:46 +0200
  • Ron Schutte
    signed 2017-04-08 08:42:02 +0200
  • Wim van Beijnen
    signed 2017-04-08 08:38:35 +0200
  • Niek de Kleijn
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-07 21:44:05 +0200
    I just signed the petition to bring transparency to the pharmaceutical industry, will you join me?
  • Niek de Kleijn
    signed 2017-04-07 21:43:26 +0200
    It is disgusting to try and make the most profit from someone’s health. We need to be able to hold people doing that accountable.
  • Nico Teders
    signed 2017-04-07 13:53:44 +0200
  • Yvonne Linders
    signed 2017-04-07 09:18:46 +0200
  • louisa rosier
    signed 2017-04-06 11:24:51 +0200
  • j. berkelaar
    signed 2017-04-06 10:31:57 +0200
  • Matthew Eagles
    signed 2017-04-05 22:45:52 +0200
  • Matthijs Pontier
    signed 2017-04-05 11:24:05 +0200
    Piratenpartij
  • Veronique van Schuilenburg
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-04 16:53:13 +0200
    I just signed the petition to bring transparency to the pharmaceutical industry, will you join me?
  • Vera van Schuilenburg
    signed 2017-04-04 16:52:35 +0200
  • Valerio Fortunati
    signed 2017-04-04 13:06:43 +0200
  • Lot van Baaren
    signed 2017-04-03 12:49:50 +0200
    Met mij ervaren veel collega’s georganiseerd in FNV Zorg&Welzijn dat een veel te groot deel van het zorgbudget in Nederland bij farmaceuten terecht komt. Vaak zonder dat duidelijk is waarom (of het moet voor hun marketing en reclamekosten zijn!). Terwijl in Duitsland wetgeving bijvoorbeeld farmaceuten meer dwingt de meerwaarde van een ‘nieuw’ medicijn aan te tonen. Kamerleden, zorg ook in Nederland, Europees en wereldwijd voor meer transparantie. Stop deze verspilling van publiek zorggeld en geld van burgers; farmaceuten zijn rijk genoeg: het is ondertussen pay-back-time!
  • Sebastiaan Breedveld
    signed 2017-04-03 10:50:30 +0200
  • Aniek Messink
    signed 2017-04-02 17:45:02 +0200
    Aniek Messink
  • Justus Smit
    signed 2017-04-02 14:51:36 +0200