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Sustainable access to innovative therapies - Online consultation


Be part of the conversation
Tell us how we can improve sustainable access to innovative therapies


The online consultation has now ended
Date: March 13 - May 1, 2017


The French Ministry of Health has asked the OECD to act as the Secretariat for a new initiative to promote an international and high-level dialogue between stakeholders on access to innovative pharmaceuticals and sustainability of pharmaceutical spending. The initiative was endorsed by OECD member countries and by Health Ministers at the G7 Health Ministerial meeting in Kobe, on 11-12 September 2016. The overall objective is to improve patient access to innovative treatments and ensure the sustainability of health spending as well as continued innovation that meets patient needs. Further information can be found here.

In this capacity, the OECD organised stakeholder consultations to gather diverse experiences and ideas. The OECD invited submissions to identify issues with the current system, to understand which topics are of most importance to stakeholders, to find out if there are any major differences in stakeholder views and canvass new ideas. Submissions will be used to inform the synthesis of evidence and develop recommendations for governments of OECD Member countries.

Contributions were sought from all sectors and stakeholders. Both individuals and organisations were encouraged to submit. Contributions were not limited to any specific set of countries, and contributors were able to reflect on a country specific, regional and/or international perspective.

Note: All or part of any written submission (including names of submitters) may be published on the OECD website. Unless clearly specified otherwise in your submission, we will consider that you have consented to online posting of both your submission and your name.

Consultation MEETING

We are holding a consultation meeting for civil society to contribute their views on sustainable access to innovative therapies in Paris on 20 June 2017.

To register your interest in attending the consultation meeting, please email:

There are limited spaces available. We will contact you before the event to confirm your place and details of the venue.

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