WHO’s Chan Expresses Concern Over TPP, Saying Pact Could Limit Access To Some Medicines
Reuters: Pacific trade deal could limit affordable drugs: world health chief
“A massive trade pact between 12 Pacific rim countries could limit the availability of affordable medicines, the head of the World Health Organization said on Thursday, joining a heated debate on the impact of the deal. Margaret Chan told a conference there were ‘some very serious concerns’ about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a central plank of U.S. President Barack Obama’s trade policy which still needs to be ratified by member governments…” (Miles, 11/12).
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