Saturday February 24th 2018

TPP Threatens Access to Affordable Medications for People Around the World

This week marks a crucial moment for consumers around the world who depend on affordable medicines to stay healthy and treat debilitating conditions. Negotiators from a dozen countries — representing 800 million people — are meeting in Hawaii to potentially finalize the terms of the massive trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Unfortunately, the current draft of the agreement benefits the brand drug industry at the expense of those who most need access to affordable medicines, including America’s seniors. As leaders in the fight to bring safe and lower-cost medications to Americans and the global community, AARP and GPhA have serious concerns that the draft agreement’s intellectual property provisions threaten to dramatically restrict access to affordable generi…

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