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How will the signing of the TPP affect us? 8 years 2 months ago #11997

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For Australians concerned about the TPP - here's today's SumOfUs petition calling for an independent analysis:

Our government is ferociously pushing to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), one of the biggest corporate power grabs in a generation, without any independent analysis.

This comes amidst the World Bank's estimates, which have told us that the deal will have practically no economic benefit to our country.

The TPP will drastically push up the price of crucial life-saving medicines, trash our environment, and threaten our internet freedoms.

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This is a recent article from the New Zealand Medical Journal and its commentary in relation to the TPPA.

Generic protections for healthy public policy are fragmented, inconsistent and weak

The TPPA does contain a number of provisions that governments can use to defend healthy public policies against foreign country or foreign company disputes (see Technical Barriers to Trade Chapter 8, Investment Chapter 9 and Annex 9B, Intellectual Property Chapter 18, Exceptions Chapter 29, Annex II New Zealand). However, the defences for health are illogical, incoherent and incomplete. The following illustrate this incoherent picture.

Some clauses state a principle, some are for “protection”, others for “preservation”, others relate to “problems”, or offer “sensitivity to objectives”. Some are for “health”, others for “public health”. Human life, safety, nutrition and availability of medicines are sometimes named separately from health. While this messy terminology may reflect ignorance and piecemeal drafting, the vague wording of these health clauses contrasts with the precise language used in other areas of the Agreement (such as the explicit, extraordinarily broad definition of “investment” and the careful elaboration of other terms in the text to reduce doubt in interpretation). These ambiguous provisions could open governments to threats, delay tactics and disputes from foreign countries and foreign companies. It is far from clear how these unclear clauses would support, for example, the obesity and alcohol measures recommended by the New Zealand Medical Association.22,23

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How will the signing of the TPP affect us? 8 years 2 months ago #11999

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The tpp is bad news for every HUMAN on the planet, and corporations are NOT people (although our gov't illogically says they are).
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Agree wholeheartedly.
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12 weeks in <15 *Not Detected.
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How will the signing of the TPP affect us? 8 years 2 months ago #12032

Pharmaceutical companies pushed for the extension of drug patents, data exclusivity, biologics exclusivity, and stringent copyright terms in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Though they didn’t get everything they wanted — and are throwing a hissy fit demanding the TPP be renegotiated — is their claim that R&D justifies these demands accurate? Just exactly how much does Big Pharma pay for R&D of a new drug?

A drug funded research team claimed R&D costs average $1.32 billion (in 2011 dollars) per drug. An analysis of this study finds the cost is closer to $75 million.

1) FULL ARTICLE: slate.me/1eTb6SC (March 3, 2011)


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