Nobody values independence and transparency higher than DrugStars, because we know that the development of a global patient movement depends on these core values.

The following are the ethical business rules of DrugStars.

The DrugStars platform comprises:
a. Companies that contribute to sponsor funding to the DrugStars company
b. Patients (users of the app) who allocate sponsor funding for the DrugStars company
c. Patient organizations that receive sponsor funding from the DrugStars company

A fundamental part of the interaction between parties a, b and c above is that:

1. No company sponsor (a) can give any directions as to where the sponsorship funds should be allocated.
2. Only patients (b) who have received stars can decide on the allocation of sponsorship funds.
3. All patient organizations (c) that are approved by the authorities as patient organizations in their respective countries can receive sponsor funds from DrugStars.