Millions of people are missing the medicines they need
The UK spends billions on medical research. Once invented….
…governments grant pharmaceutical companies with the rights to the sell the drug…
…yet drug prices are too high for governments, even the NHS, to afford
The cure for Hepatitis C, sofosbuvir, costs 67 times more than a gram of gold
What can the UK government do?
Set the rules for publicly funded research
Demand transparency about the costs of research
Ensure citizens can hold governments to account