Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation

Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation

Striving for equal access to medicines and medical technologies

Access to medicines is a human right

At Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation, we believe the pharmaceutical industry has to be held accountable when they limit needed access by raising prices to unsustainable levels in pursuit of unfair profits. We therefore investigate cases of pharmaceutical company abuse of market exclusivity rights to keep prices high at the expense of public health. We then work to inform the public, or take legal action if necessary.


Why is medical technology so very expensive? There are many issues in the way we currently incentivise innovation.


There are several legal and policy solutions to stop misconduct, high prices, and limited access to medicines.


Examples of excessive pricing we have marked for investigation, or find illustrative of systemic challenges.

Recent News

The Power of Law: Webinar record and sheets

We feel inspired by yesterday's engaging event. Panelists shared their stories about using legal strategies for promoting access to medicines, ranging from HIV treatment action...

Learn more about the CDCA case

On 17 november, Wilbert Bannenberg, chair of the Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation, presented at the regional Access to Medicines Dialogue of the EU Alliance. The dialogue...

Workshop at Dutch Young Pharmacists’ Association (VJA) Congress

On Saturday 30 October, PAF was present at the Dutch Young Pharmacists’ Association (Vereniging Jonge Apothekers, VJA) congress. Emily Dowdalls, Richard van Slobbe and Wilbert...

EVENT: The Power of Law. How can NGOs Promote Access to Medicines through Legal Procedures?

On Monday 22 November 15:00-16:30 CET (online). Register here. Many old/new medicines are not easily accessible or are excessively priced. What laws allow drug companies to...

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