Press

TheSocialMedwork was founded in 2014 by Sjaak Vink, with a vision to revolutionise the healthcare industry. In telling our story, others can become part of the mission too.

R​ecent coverage

Sharing TheSocialMedwork vision in the media.

The Sydney Morning Herald
Novini
Medical Observer
Frankfurter Allgemeine
Het Parool

  • The benefit of The Social Medwork is that it encourages conversations between the patient and their doctor about treatments that have been approved and are available in other countries.

  • Äpotheker, Mediziner und Juristen bewerten die Zulassungsstudien selbst noch einmal und - auch das gibt es bislang noch nicht - informieren die Patienten: über Studien, Zulassungsprozedere, Importbedingung. "Das sind allgemeine Informationen, und sie ersetzen nicht den ärztlichen Rat.", sagt Schepp. ...Sicher ist nur: Zwei Drittel aller neuen Medikamenten werden zuerst in den Vereinigten Staaten zugelassen. Danach stellen die Pharmafirmen ihren Antrag auch in Brüssel - was meistens nichts mit medizinischen und viel mit marktwirtschaftlichen Überlegungen zu tun hat.

    Allgemeine Frankfurter
  • ALS, kanser ve multipl skleroz gibi yaşamı tehdit eden hastalıklara sahip hastalara, yenilikçi ilaçları ve en son tedavi bilgilerine erişimini sağlayan ve 3 kurucusu ALS hastalığıyla çok yakın bir bağlantısı olan The Social Medwork’ün kurucularından Sjaak Jacob Vink de araştırmaların, yeni bir ilacın küresel olarak onaylanması ve hazır olması için 5-7 yıl sürdüğünü gösterdiğini, ancak çoğu hastanın tedavisi için bu sürenin çok uzun olduğunu kaydetti.

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Media enquiries? Get in touch

For more information about TheSocialMedwork, to set up an interview with Sjaak Vink, one of our specialists or for a full press kit, email:
brant.emery@thesocialmedwork.com
or call:
+31 (0)6 81 85 77 12

Our social mission is to change healthcare into a system that gives everyone an equal chance.

Sjaak Vink, CEO

Our milestones

  1. LoveSteve is founded: a new patient buyers' club giving everyone access to innovative medicines.

  2. LoveSteve helps its first patient, Danny, with a cancer treatment from the USA.

  3. LoveSteve extends its reach to patients in Iran, Turkey and China.

  4. To honour the growing number of patients helped, LoveSteve becomes TheSocialMedwork.

  5. TheSocialMedwork becomes 
the first organisation to give ALS patients global access to edaravone.

  6. Working with reputable and reliable sources around the world, the portfolio grows to 
35 medicines.

  7. The portfolio of medicines once again grows, with 53 medicines offered to patients around the world by the close of the year.

  8. 1.78 million people are reached worldwide with the message of equal access. Over 2,000 medicines are delivered safely.

  9. TheSocialMedwork makes an innovative migraine medicine available globally just two weeks after FDA approval. To date, over 3,000 medicines are shipped safely.

  10. By constantly fighting for the best possible prices for patients, TheSocialMedwork secures price reductions on 38 products. 
The patient and doctor network now extends to 60 countries.