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Hatch-Obama Call Fails To Yield Biologics Deal; Lame Duck Hopes Still Alive

June 16, 2016 at 8:40 PM
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) on June 15 spoke with President Obama about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but the two were unable to reach an agreement on how to satisfy Hatch's demand that the trade deal provide 12 years of data exclusivity for biologic drugs. "I don't feel better after talking to the president," Hatch said when asked about the call with Obama following a Senate Finance Committee hearing on combating the trade of counterfeit goods. "This is the...

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