Go back

Government aims to support faster and cheaper medicines

Minister plans programme to accelerate development of drugs and personalised therapies

The Dutch government has proposed a programme called Future Affordable and Sustainable Therapies, or Fast.

In a letter to parliament last month, health minister Bruno Bruins described Fast as a national platform to coordinate and stimulate all Dutch research on medicine. This would include regenerative medicine, personalised medicine and orphan drugs that do not have enough industrial backing to be produced. Two people, described as “quartermasters”, would be appointed to set the programme up, Bruins said.

This article on Research Professional News is only available to Research Professional or Pivot-RP users.

Research Professional users can log in and view the article via this link

Pivot-RP users can log in and view the article via this link.