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Hatch: Biologics Commitments From TPP Countries Would Not Require Side Letters

September 08, 2016
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) this week said commitments from Trans-Pacific Partnership countries on his demand for 12 years of market exclusivity for biologic drugs would not have to be framed in a contract or a side agreement – but rather as a “methodology” he believes “honorable” countries will follow. “We have to come up with a methodology where they agree to 12 years,” Hatch told Inside U.S. Trade on Sept. 7. “That doesn't have to be...


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