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GPhA raises objections to TPP IP text

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Executive Summary

If finalized in its current form, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which is nearing completion after four years of negotiations, would take an "unbalanced approach" to intellectual property protection that would impede access to safe and affordable medicines for hundreds of millions of the world's citizens, which would have "grave consequences for patients, health systems and budgets worldwide," the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) charged late last week.






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