AIM contributed to an OECD Online Consultation on sustainable access to innovative therapies. AIM is of the opinion that a broad political and societal discussion is needed about what a fair price is for pharmaceuticals. Discussions about fairness of prices require transparency of prices, transparency of costs made in the field of R&D and require better insight in the efficacy and relative effectiveness of pharmaceuticals. The full contribution to the OECD consultation can be found here
Read our opinion: Our answer to the consultation on Excise Duties on Tobacco.
AIM fully supports the idea that, also after the finalization of EUnetHTA Joint Action 3 (in 2020), EU collaboration in the field of Health Technology Assessment remains very important. We submitted therefor today our supportive contribution to the EC consultation on EU collaboration in the field of HTA. That contribution can be found here.
We are glad to announce that Thomas Kanga-Tona has just started in AIM’s Secretariat as Project Manager. Thomas has a four-year experience working for the consultancy Burson-Marsteller Brussels and brings to AIM his solid knowledge of the EU agenda on medicines and access to treatment. Thomas has worked on the sustainability of health systems, digital healthcare, medical devices, contraception, clinical trials, rare diseases, alcohol consumption. He also took leading roles in the organisation of one-to-one meetings or conferences with representatives of the European Parliament, members of the European Commission or representatives of the Council. He also took roles in the development of online and offline communications materials for his former employer. While Thomas will be working on all projects within AIM he will be more prominent in the fraud and long-term care working groups. He will also specifically take over AIM’s work with African members and partners.
Thomas is French and has studied European affairs. He is a native French speaker but also speaks English and German. He is an avid music listener, occasional bike rider, boxer and amateur guitar and clarinet player. His email address is: email@example.com and his desk phone number is: +32 2 234 57 02.