Pharmaceuticals

Women not underrepresented in clinical trials

A Dutch advocacy group claims that women receive worse care than men, because pharmaceutical companies do not sufficiently test their medicines on women. A shocking …

Tobacco

Dutch tax authorities: Tobacco giant BAT channelled billions through the Netherlands

According to the Dutch tax authorities (Belastingdienst), British American Tobacco channelled 4 billion euros in worldwide profits through the Netherlands without paying any tax on …

Tobacco

BAT appeals 1.2 bn Dutch tax claim

British American Tobacco (BAT) is fighting  a record  1.2 billion euro claim for tax avoidance. Thursday 30 October a court in the city of Haarlem …

Tobacco

Tobacco industry interferes with Dutch anti-smoking agreement

Research by The Investigative Desk has shown that the tobacco industry, by using its contacts in the biggest party in the Dutch government coalition, has …

Pharmaceuticals

‘As long as it is for free’

By Lucien Hordijk & Daan Marselis Most of the demand for (refresher) training courses for doctors in the Netherlands is fulfilled by industry- sponsored programmes. …

Pharmaceuticals

From blockbuster to nichebuster

Two decades of EU market protection of ‘orphan’ (rare disease) medicines have greatly benefitted the industry. According to research by The Investigative Desk, published in …

Pharmaceuticals

EMA rewrites medicine approval policy

New innovative medicines should be made available to European citizens more quickly. That is why the European Medicines Agency updates the process for market authorisation. …

Tobacco

NVWA barely has grip on tobacco industry

Violations of the advertisement ban by tobacco manufacturers are seldom noticed by inspection authorities. That is the conclusion of The Investigative Desk after analysing ten …