We couldn’t be more grateful! This morning, we received the Desalambre Award for the best research or documentation thanks to our reports on the price of medications and the power of the pharmaceutical industry.
The awards, which were given out for the first time, were granted by the digital newspaper eldiario.es in an effort to recognize the work of journalists and NGOs defending human rights.
The judging panel mentioned we are “responsible for various studies proving the lack of transparency and public return in the medication research and development process” and acknowledged our work “drafting reports that journalists and politicians later use as raw material”.
Our researchers, the decision states, “document the speculation that is occurring with the price of treatments for serious diseases which threatens the sustainability of and universal access to healthcare systems around the world, including in Spain”.
We are truly grateful and pleased. We firmly believe in the importance of our work in achieving a healthcare research model where the interests of the public are prioritized over private interests and where there is full transparency in the costs and price of medications. It is not easy and the barriers are immense, but we are going to keep working for this cause.
Today, of course, we’d like to share this award with all of you who read us, follow us and support us. Please don’t stop doing so. We need you on our side!