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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).

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…

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…

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…

Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement In Current Form Would Negatively Impact Global Health

Health Affairs Blog: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Threat To Global Health? Deane Marchbein, president of the Doctors Without Borders USA Board of Directors, writes, “Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) … [is] deeply concerned that the [Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)], in its current form, will lock-in high, unsustainable drug prices, block…

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