Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation

Holding pharmaceutical companies to account

Our legal, medical, and policy experts collect examples where pharmaceutical companies are suspected of using their monopolies to charge excessive prices for medicines. We investigate these and, if evidence of malfeasance is found, may bring a case.

Cases of Interest

High-priced medicines we are researching for potential evidence of misconduct or poor pricing practices. Click on the medicine name to learn more.

Adalimumab (Humira)

Adalimumab (brand name: Humira) is a prescription drug for rheumatoid arthritis that was first brought to the market in 2003 by the company Abbott (now, AbbVie).

Other Cases of Interest:

  • mexiletine (Namuscla, message in Dutch only)
  • pyrimethamine (Daraprim)
  • lithium (Priadel)

Legal Action

Examples of medicines where evidence justified legal action to stop unfair pricing practices. Click on the medicine name to learn more.

Chenodeoxycholic Acid (CDCA Leadiant)

CDCA treats a rare disease called Cerebrotendinous Xanthomathosis (CTX), which prevents the body from processing cholesterols.

Get involved!

We investigate practices around the accessibility and availability of medicines, and call pharmaceutical companies to account if these are unacceptable. If necessary, we take legal action. But we cannot do this alone – please support us!
By signing our endorsement letter, you show that our work is supported by many people, this may have added value in a legal action. You can also donate or join as a volunteer. We would love to hear how you want to get involved: please contact us.