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Blog Highlights Debate Around South Africa’s Delayed Patent Reforms

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses details on “Pharmagate,” a plan with the aim “to derail proposed patent reforms in South Africa, [however,] those involved indicated that the plan, dubbed ‘genocidal’ by South Africa Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, was the product of a misunderstanding…” (Barton, 2/11).

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…

Humanosphere Discusses International Trade, Global Health Issues

Humanosphere: Global health poison pill for poor wrapped in Obama’s trade bacon Humanosphere founder Tom Paulson discusses the Obama administration’s push for Congress to approve Trade Promotion Authority, how the Trans-Pacific Partnership might affect global health issues, and the humanitarian community’s views on the international trade deal (6/17).

Global Health Advocates Protest TPP On Capitol Hill

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Global health advocates circle U.S. Capitol, but Senators advance toward TPP trade deal Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a protest held Tuesday on Capitol Hill by global health advocates who oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “…At stake was a…

POLITICO Examines Leaked Draft Copy Of TPP’s Intellectual Property Chapter, Pharmaceutical Implications

POLITICO: Leaked: What’s in Obama’s trade deal “A recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal would give U.S. pharmaceutical firms unprecedented protections against competition from cheaper generic drugs, possibly transcending the patent protections in U.S. law. POLITICO has obtained a draft copy of TPP’s intellectual property chapter as it…

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