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  » The TPPA: A matter of life and death
Date: 06 March 2014
Of all the issues currently being negotiated in the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) and other similar free trade agreements, none are more important than the ability of patients to get life-saving medicines at affordable prices, which many fear may be a victim of the agreements.
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  » UNITAID Report: The TPPA: Implications for Access to Medicines and Public Health
Date: 06 March 2014
Among the notable findings of UNITAID’s analysis is the danger it highlights of the US’ proposal to remove bars against the ‘ever-greening’ of existing medicines by explicitly requiring that new uses, new forms and new methods of use of existing medicines be patentable in TPPA countries. If agreed to, such provisions would effectively allow patent holders, through successive and overlapping patents on new forms of old medicines, to enjoy longer periods of exclusivity on a medicine than the 20-year minimum period prescribed by TRIPS.
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  » KEI Comments on leaked August 30, 2013 version of the TPP IP Chapter
Date: 18 November 2013
Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) has obtained from Wikileaks a complete copy of the consolidated negotiating text for the IP Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPPA), which was distributed among the Chief Negotiators by the USTR after the 19th Round of Negotiations at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, in August 27th, 2013.
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  » US Congressional letters oppose fast track authority: Background
Date: 13 November 2013
English version of explanation of the history of difficulties getting fast track authority in the USA and the 166 of 201 House Democrats opposing fast track and 26 House Republicans currently opposing fast track. Without fast track authority, the US Congress can make any changes they want to the final TPP text and if other TPP countries do not agree to them, it will not pass the US Congress, so will not come into force with respect to the USA.
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  » US Congressional letters oppose fast track authority: Background
Date: 13 November 2013
Spanish version of explanation of the history of difficulties getting fast track authority in the USA and the 166 of 201 House Democrats opposing fast track and 26 House Republicans currently opposing fast track. Without fast track authority, the US Congress can make any changes they want to the final TPP text and if other TPP countries do not agree to them, it will not pass the US Congress, so will not come into force with respect to the USA.
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