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2 House Democrats Criticize U.S. Position Supporting Stricter Pharmaceutical Patent Protections Under TPP

The Hill: House Dems: White House pushing Big Pharma agenda in trade deal
“A pair of House Democrats are attacking the Obama administration for secretly shaping a trade deal that they say boosts profits for American pharmaceutical giants at the expense of patients worldwide. Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) argued Friday that the U.S. is the only country pushing the ‘Big Pharma’ agenda in the ongoing talks for the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal…” (Ferris, 7/17).