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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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Marlies Schunselaar
Maria Jorissen
mia notten
Gabrielle Nugteren
Stella Kraaijenbrink
Leny Spiertz
Annelies van Vooren
Christa Beckers
Irene Windt
Renée Bol
Ria Jolink_jansen
Herman Visser
Jan Besselink
Neeltje Van Harten
Ina Van beek
Mirjam Van gastel
jouke mellema
Diana Verhoeff
Ted Borghmans
Miriam Naarendorp
Maaike Sybrandy
John Romeijn
Bart Gravendeel
Monique v. d. Linden
sandra schreuder
Meryem Kawatie
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  • Marlies Schunselaar
    signed 2017-03-16 16:53:04 +0100
  • Maria Jorissen
    signed 2017-03-16 16:01:58 +0100
  • Mia Notten
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-16 15:57:47 +0100
    I just signed the petition to bring transparency to the pharmaceutical industry, will you join me?
  • mia notten
    signed 2017-03-16 15:56:37 +0100
  • Gabrielle Nugteren
    signed 2017-03-16 15:53:15 +0100
  • Christa Beckers
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-16 15:51:26 +0100
    I just signed the petition to bring transparency to the pharmaceutical industry, will you join me?
  • Stella Kraaijenbrink
    signed 2017-03-16 15:51:23 +0100
    Machtsmisbruik ovrt de rug van zieke mensen
  • Leny Spiertz
    signed 2017-03-16 15:50:57 +0100
  • Annelies van Vooren
    signed 2017-03-16 15:50:39 +0100
  • Christa Beckers
    signed 2017-03-16 15:50:10 +0100
  • Irene Windt
    signed 2017-03-16 15:49:15 +0100
  • Renée Bol
    signed 2017-03-16 15:49:06 +0100
    Schofterig machtsmisbruik van onverantwoorde graaiers!
  • Ria Jolink_jansen
    signed 2017-03-16 15:49:00 +0100
  • Herman Visser
    signed 2017-03-16 15:46:43 +0100
    Het is een soort afpersing, ga dood of betaal.
  • Jan Besselink
    signed 2017-03-16 15:41:32 +0100
  • Neeltje Van Harten
    signed 2017-03-16 15:28:38 +0100
  • Ina Van beek
    signed 2017-03-16 15:26:52 +0100
  • Mirjam Van gastel
    signed 2017-03-16 15:15:25 +0100
  • jouke mellema
    signed 2017-03-16 13:20:53 +0100
  • Diana Verhoeff
    signed via 2017-03-16 13:19:03 +0100
  • Ted Borghmans
    signed 2017-03-16 12:17:20 +0100
    Ted Borghmans
  • Miriam Naarendorp
    signed 2017-03-16 10:41:03 +0100
  • Maaike Sybrandy
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-16 09:50:54 +0100
    I just signed the petition to bring transparency to the pharmaceutical industry, will you join me?
  • Maaike Sybrandy
    signed 2017-03-16 09:50:04 +0100
    M Sybrandy, I hope the goverment will listen and make medicine accessible for everyone. Be an example for other countries
  • John Romeijn
    signed 2017-03-16 08:53:30 +0100
  • Bart Gravendeel
    signed 2017-03-16 08:29:22 +0100
    B.A. Gravendeel
  • Monique Vanderlindenjansen
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-16 08:23:53 +0100
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  • Monique v. d. Linden
    signed 2017-03-16 08:23:13 +0100
  • sandra schreuder
    signed 2017-03-16 06:29:21 +0100
    wij willen een eerlijke prijs
  • Meryem Kawatie
    signed 2017-03-16 00:41:28 +0100