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Global health groups, citing biologics, warn against a TPP revival

May 19, 2017
International health groups, eyeing a meeting of APEC trade ministers in Vietnam this weekend, are warning against a revival of the Trans-Pacific Partnership over concerns about affordable medicines and “the ability of governments to regulate health-damaging activities of corporations.” In a May 19 letter to trade ministers, the World Federation of Public Health Organizations and health groups from TPP countries bemoan provisions in TPP – notably protections for biologic medicines – they say were included at the insistence of the...


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