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In Letter To President Obama, 5 Diverse Groups Express Concern Over Longer Biologics Patent Protections In TPP

The Hill: Five groups urge President Obama to forego longer protections for biologics in the TPP
“Five diverse groups on Wednesday urged President Obama to forego any agreements that would lengthen data protections for high-tech medicines in an expansive Asia-Pacific trade deal. In the letter to the president, the groups — the AARP, Doctors Without Borders, AFL-CIO, Oxfam, and the Consumers Union — said they are concerned about recent reports that the Obama administration is working on a compromise with the pharmaceutical industry and Republican leaders in Congress that would lengthen monopoly protections for biologics beyond what is included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)…” (Needham, 10/26).