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The Danish left-wing wants companies to give more back to society

Drug groups that develop medicines based on research from universities and hospitals should give more back to society, say three Danish parties. Minister for Higher Education and Science, Tommy Ahlers, and the Danish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry (Lif) calls the proposal a surtax for the industry.

Foto: Ritzau Scanpix/Reuters/Eva Plevier

Pharmaceutical companies must pay part of their profit back to society if the money comes from drugs that are fully or partly based on publicly funded research.

This is according to the Danish parties, The Alternative, The Red-Green Alliance and The Socialist People's Party.

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