Support the Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation
The Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation is a non-profit organisation that works in the public interest to make overpriced medicines more affordable. Support from the public and from professionals is essential to our mission.
You can help us in two main ways: by signing a statement of support or by making a one-time or periodic donation to us.
You can also subscribe to the newsletter via our news page. New examples of exorbitantly expensive medicines and stories about what this means for patients (cases), can be shared via our contact page.
Statement of Support
Show your support for the Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation
Your signature of this statement of support helps us to demonstrate that we act in the public interest. This may be necessary in case of legal actions. Statements of support (eg from the medical field) also have a strong signalling function towards the pharmaceutical industry.
With a signature from your profession, we can provide insight into how much our work is supported by certain professional groups, such as doctors, pharmacists, and representatives of patient groups. Expressions of support in a personal capacity are also possible and equally valuable to us.
Statement of support:
In my profession I see the consequences of unreasonable prices for medicines and medical technologies.
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I see that there is less than optimal care in society when a pharmaceutical company charges an unreasonably high price for a drug or medical technology.
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My patients experience negative consequences when an existing medicine is made (much) more expensive, sometimes without adjustments. E.g. upon registration as an orphan drug or drug hijacking.
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I see the negative consequences in society because pharmaceutical companies do not act in line with human rights principles, such as the right to health care and access to medicine.
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I have my own reason, which I would like to specify as a comment with my signature.
That is why I would like to make it known that I (possibly from the perspective of my professional expertise) endorse the goal of the Foundation. I confirm that this Foundation acts in the public interest – and therefore also in my interest.
I hereby express my sympathy and want to contribute to achieving the goal of the foundation.
Mission and Vision of the Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation:
The Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation aims to make medicines and medical technologies affordable and accessible to everyone. In this regard, the Foundation values fair pricing and distribution in accordance with written and unwritten national, European and international legal standards.
The Foundation aims to achieve its goal by holding the pharmaceutical industry to account through legal action to end corporate actions that are not in line with the human right to health and which hinder access to medication through excessive prices.
Data processing and conditions
Clicking “hide name from public” means signing anonymously. Your name will not be displayed on the website. If necessary, it will only be shown confidentially before a court. Other entered data are visible.
The content of the above statement of support may be amended in the future to reflect the current state of affairs. If you want to be kept informed about this or if you want to change your signature, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We store your data in a database in accordance with AVG guidelines.
Sign our open letter!
We appreciate all support for our work to keep medicines affordable and available to all patients! Both regular and one-time donations are very welcome and help ensure we can keep pharmaceutical companies accountable.
Donations to our Foundation are tax deductible if you are based in the Netherlands. We are a registered charity with ANBI status. In other countries, national tax laws might vary.
How does that work? Depending on the type and size of the donation, a certain tax benefit applies. Read more about that here. (Scroll to the footer menu to set language preferences). Support our goals? Please sign up!
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation (FtV) do with my money? The Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation has two important tasks. The first is to inform the public. We provide information about abuses in the pharmaceutical sector insofar as they relate to the accessibility of medicines in the broadest sense of the word. Second, we take legal action if necessary, bringing lawsuits in order to favourably influence the price of a medicine when we find cases of pharmaceutical company abuse.
How much of my donation actually goes to charity? The statutes of the association stipulate that at least 90% of donations go to charity. Your donation is spent on, for example, legal costs associated with a lawsuit. Maintenance of the website and the rental of the web domain, which makes us findable and enables us to communicate about our work, are also paid with donations.
What is the main goal of the Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation? We are committed to affordable and accessible medicines and medical products. All drugs must be marketed at an fair and credible price. It is logical and acceptable that a drug whose ingredients or manufacturing costs are high is more expensive than, for example, paracetamol. However, it is unacceptable if a pharmaceutical company from a monopoly position decides to ‘suddenly’ increase the selling price of a medicine five hundredfold if that medicine was previously affordable.
Who benefits from the Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation? We stand up for the public interest. So basically everyone can benefit from the activities of FtV. However, because the medicines on which we work usually treat very rare conditions, those patients suffering from those conditions benefit the most. We work according to the principle of equality: everyone has an equal right to affordable therapy or medicine.
How can I donate? The easiest way is to use the form above. It does not matter whether you want to donate once, periodically or for a period of a 5 years.
How do I donate with tax benefits? One-off or incidental gifts are tax deductible in the Netherlands if they total more than 1% of your aggregate income on an annual basis. A maximum of 10% of your aggregate income applies. Suppose your joint annual income is € 35,000, then the threshold for the deduction is € 350 and the maximum deduction is € 3,500. Your income is taxed at 37%. If you donate € 500 to the Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation in 1 year, then € 150 of this will fall within 1 to 10% of the aggregate income. You can then deduct this amount from your taxable income. This means that you have 37% of € 150.00 (that is € 56.00) as a tax benefit.
Prefer a fully deductible donation? That is also possible. To do this, you support the Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation for at least five consecutive years with a fixed amount. This donation must be recorded in a deed, but we can help with that. Please contact email@example.com.
How does the payment process work? We do not work with direct debits, so you don’t have to worry about tacitly transferring money to us for years. One-off and incidental donations are made via an iDEAL payment. For a 5-year donorship, you will receive an annual invoice for the agreed amount.
I live abroad. Can I also donate? Of course! Donations are welcome from all over the world. We must honestly say that the tax benefit only applies to taxpayers in the Netherlands.