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NEJM Perspective Piece Examines TPP’s Potential Impact On Health Policy Issues

New England Journal of Medicine: The Trans-Pacific Partnership — Is It Bad for Your Health?
Amy Kapczynski, professor of law at Yale Law School and faculty director of the Global Health Justice Partnership

“International trade deals once focused primarily on tariffs. As a result, they had little direct effect on health, and health experts could reasonably leave their details to trade professionals. Not so today. Modern trade pacts have implications for a wide range of health policy issues, from medicine prices to tobacco regulation, not only in the developing world but also in the United States. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a case in point…” (6/10).

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