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Australia Stands With S. Africa In Defense Of TRIPS Flexibilities

Huffington Post: Unlikely Allies Sandeep Kishore, chair of the Advisory Council of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network, and Kavitha Kolappa, a psychiatry resident at Massachusetts General/McLean Program “The recent Executive Board proceedings of the World Health Organization (January 20-25, 2014) provided new ground for unlikely allies South Africa and…

U.S. Expresses Concern Over India’s Proposal To Allow More Generic Drug Production

Reuters: U.S. fears for patents on next-generation drugs in India “The United States on Thursday voiced concern over protection of patents on safer and more effective next-generation medicines in India amid fears that authorities are considering allowing more Indian firms to make new varieties of cheap generic drugs still on…

Congress Should Grant Obama Trade Promotion Authority To Complete TPP Agreement

USA TODAY: John Kerry & Ash Carter: Congress needs to help American trade grow U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter “…Passing [trade promotion authority (TPA)], as the Senate did last month and the House of Representatives is considering, would give the president the…

Trade Agreements Should Focus On Medical R&D, Not Intellectual Property Rights

The Hill: TPP should protect patients, not patents James Love, director of Knowledge Ecology International “…Among the controversial provisions [of the Trans-Pacific Partnership] are proposals to mandate extended patent terms, require a 12-year monopoly on the evidence used to register pricy biologic drugs, ramp up the enforcement of rights, make…

Blog Post Highlights Articles On Health-Related Aspects Of TPP

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Down, but not out … We’re still reading about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its impact on health Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” reviews several recent articles discussing global health-related aspects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, as well as…

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