On 27 November 2019, the Beneluxa Initiative hosted an exchange with 11 countries in Den Haag, The Netherlands. Representatives from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Scotland and Sweden discussed future opportunities for experts to interact beyond existing collaborations such as the Beneluxa Initiative and the Nordic Pharmaceutical Forum.
The goal was to discuss solutions to ensure sustainable and equitable access to effective medicines. Topics spanned a variety of issues, such as the lack of evidence on the effectiveness of high-priced new medicines and the increasing pressure on pharmaceutical budgets. There was a general and fruitful exchange of thoughts on methodological approaches including willingness to pay.
Last update: 4 December 2019