BeNeLuxA launches website on medicine coalition
Curious to learn about the medicine coalition named BeNeLuxA? As of today you can go to www.beneluxa.org to find out more. Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxemburg and Austria (BeNeLuxA) have formed a coalition that aims for sustainable access to, and appropriate use of, medicines in the participating countries. Together, the countries want to enhance patients’ access to high quality and affordable treatments. The joint website is a new step in this cooperation.
Why this website?
BeNeLuxA strives for transparency. Not only by sharing information and experiences amongst each other, but also by being open about the cooperation itself. The website will also serve as a central point of information for pharmaceutical companies that are interested in participating in joint negotiations or countries that are willing to cooperate with the coalition.
The website contains general information on the coalition, news on the achieved results, (scientific) reports made on behalf of BeNeLuxA and documents like the Terms of Reference. It will be updated on a regular basis.
Areas of cooperation
The cooperation is not limited to joint pricing negotiations. The coalition also works together closely on horizon scanning, to find out which innovative – often extremely expensive – medicines are expected to reach market in the near future, health technology assessments en the sharing of data and policies.