Leaked TPP agreement raises concerns

The release of the Trans Pacific Partnership’s completed intellectual property chapter by Wikileaks on 10 October has raised fresh alarm amongst health organisations.
The legal text agreed between the twelve countries at the conclusion of negotiations includes many provisions that appear harmful by reducing access to affordable medicines at the global level, resulting in much avoidable suffering and death.
I spoke to Dr Deborah Gleeson, spokesperson for Public Health Association of Australia, about the issue.

 

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