5 July 2024

Deadly prices: how big pharma feeds inequality in Europe

Investigate Europe
Investigate Europe
Watch a short animation from our investigation into how big pharma feeds inequality in Europe.
What is the price of a life? When it comes to medicines, that varies a lot globally. It varies in Europe, too.

“Where you live should not determine whether you live or die,” said EU health commissioner Stella Kyriakides last year. However, millions of Europeans lack access to medicines that save or prolong lives in other European countries. The investigation reveals that in six EU countries one in four of 32 important medicines analysed is missing.

Why is that? Not least because they are priced out of reach. These are two of the findings in our new investigation into pricing and access to medicines in Europe.

Discover all publications and stories from the series here.

Animation: Alexia Barakou


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