There is an easy way to make medicine instantly cheaper

COVID-19 has heightened public awareness on the question of drug prices. After vaccine prices had been leaked to the public by Belgian minister Eva de Bleeker, questions arose on the costs associated with creating vaccines. This is essentially a similar debate when it comes to the prices of all drugs. The question of how to […]

[Podcast] Oppen Dieren Episod 1: Impfstrategie vun der EU

Déi éischt Episod vum neie Podcast “Oppen Dieren” ass disponibel um Lëtzebuerger Journal, och fir net-Abonnenten. Dir fannt déi ganz Episod andeems dir HEI klickt. Dir kënnt onofhängege Journalismus ënnerstëtze andeems dir iech op de Lëtzebuerger Journal abonnéiert. Méi Informatioune fannt dir op journal.lu.

[Video] Interview with Jean-Claude Juncker

This video was recorded by Lëtzebuerger Journal in December 2020, for the show “Elo mol éierlech” (Let’s be honest) that I am hosting on their digital platform. The video is available for free on the website of Journal. (original language: Luxembourgish // subtitles available in English) Here is a short clip: If you want to […]

Hemos creado un monstruo

Artículo original publicado por Bill Wirtz el 13 de Abril 2020.Traducción a de Inglés a Español realizada por Ibidem Group.Artículo original en Inglés en http://www.wirtzbill.com The translation was performed by Ibidem Group. La solidaridad de la primera respuesta al coronavirus fue increíble. Todo el mundo aplaudía a los sanitarios y los espectáculos de los balcones […]

This Pandemic Has Too Many Predictable “I Told You So’s”

Most of Europe is back in lockdown, presumably as punishment for our sins of going outside during the summer, and as preparation for the Christmas holidays. It feels like being back in school, where a patronizing teacher indicates that the children are incapable of behaving themselves. To some Europeans, this is a surprising development. Yet […]

Give patients more access: We need zero VAT on medicines in Europe

As Europeans face a public health crisis, we should increase patient accessibility by abolishing VAT on the most essential of goods. The COVID-19 pandemic has put health policy back into the hearts and minds of European decision-makers. Before the outbreak, Europe had been in a debate about drug pricing, but it only involved the upper […]