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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

Antonie Wagner
Lisette van Hal
Martin van Gils
Hans Koster
Michael Muenzberg
Russell and Jennifer Heffernan
Vernon Rudde
Maaike Sybrandy
kieran harkin
Angelo De Nijs
Dennis De mare
Willem Van den Bosch
ArmNdo Karel
Marc Korthout
Arjen de Feijter
Dimity Kirkwood
Lucas van der Hoeven
Lakshmi Menon
Wilbert Bannenberg
Rezwan Haque
Michael Barton
Julia Buurma
Sophie Von Bernus
Mariska van der Zee
Els Torreele
Bjorn Stevens
Timotheus Engberts
Winnie van der Weijden
2,070 SIGNATURES
2,000 signatures

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Showing 1623 reactions

  • Antonie Wagner
    signed 2020-05-06 23:31:33 +0200
  • Lisette van Hal
    signed 2020-03-21 15:58:18 +0100
    It’s a pity (read: a bloody shame) that after public funding the pharmaceutal industry (via our taxes and high prices for medicines) we also need to voice our concerns via a petition to fight against the unaccptable practices that the pharmaceutal industry is putting us up with. Cleary the pharmaceutal industry is not mature enough to act responsibly in the market place nor will it spread the integrity virus. As this industry clearly has no intention to play fair game, I am in favour of regulating the pharmaceutal industry in such a way that will put an end to this criminal behaviour. Let’s make room for capable and honest leaders at the top of these organizations, who will also have eye for R&D that serve development of new antibiotics and medication for illnesses of which less profits are to be expected. Just focussing on earning big money and cash cows is not the strategy to follow! Please show your political will and influence to change this for the better!
  • Martin van Gils
    signed 2020-03-06 15:27:33 +0100
  • Hans Koster
    signed 2020-03-02 11:25:03 +0100
  • Michael Muenzberg
    signed 2020-03-02 08:51:23 +0100
  • Russell and Jennifer Heffernan
    signed 2020-03-01 22:27:33 +0100
  • Vernon Rudde
    signed 2020-02-28 21:46:29 +0100
    Met chemische medicijnen geneest men niet; alleen de symptomen worden onderdrukt. Genezen doe je door het bij de bron aan te pakken; door gezonde voeding te nemen!
  • Maaike Sybrandy
    signed 2020-02-26 10:56:23 +0100
  • kieran harkin
    signed 2020-02-24 20:15:42 +0100
  • Angelo De Nijs
    signed 2020-02-24 07:25:14 +0100
  • Dennis De mare
    signed 2020-02-20 17:37:01 +0100
  • Willem Van den Bosch
    signed 2020-02-20 16:51:43 +0100
  • ArmNdo Karel
    signed 2020-02-20 16:09:23 +0100
  • Marc Korthout
    signed 2020-02-20 15:55:19 +0100
    As a magician I love secrets…but let’s be transparent about matters like medicine!!
  • Arjen de Feijter
    signed 2020-02-10 09:25:29 +0100
  • Health Action Int'l
    @HAImedicines tweeted link to this page. 2020-01-30 11:06:52 +0100
    I just signed the petition to bring transparency to the pharmaceutical industry, will you join me? https://www.ourmedicinesourright.eu/take_action?recruiter_id=2562
  • Dimity Kirkwood
    signed 2020-01-30 11:06:21 +0100
  • Lucas van der Hoeven
    signed 2020-01-27 14:16:14 +0100
    Excellent campaign…please let’s make it a worldwide issue! drs. Lucas van der Hoeven – health policy researcher – the Netherlands.
  • Lakshmi Menon
    signed 2019-12-08 17:30:20 +0100
  • Wilbert Bannenberg
    signed 2019-10-06 09:14:44 +0200
  • Rezwan Haque
    signed 2019-10-05 12:08:51 +0200
    Don’t extort us twice. Install public pharma company and/or patent medicine for public money research.
  • Michael Barton
    signed 2019-08-26 14:18:21 +0200
  • Julia Buurma
    signed 2019-03-09 18:28:41 +0100
  • Sophie Von Bernus
    signed 2019-01-11 11:56:49 +0100
  • Mariska van der Zee
    signed 2018-12-12 14:26:52 +0100
  • Els Torreele
    signed 2018-12-10 10:14:33 +0100
  • Bjorn Stevens
    signed 2018-12-04 12:33:16 +0100
  • Tim Engberts
    @Lighttakesover tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-20 19:57:25 +0200
    I just signed the petition to bring transparency to the pharmaceutical industry, will you join me? https://www.ourmedicinesourright.eu/take_action?recruiter_id=2548
  • Timotheus Engberts
    signed 2018-10-20 19:57:03 +0200
    Timotheus Engberts
  • Winnie van der Weijden
    signed via 2018-10-09 19:43:06 +0200