Drug-patent protections stir conflict in trans-Pacific trade talks

07/21/2013 | Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

Drug-development groups and drugmakers are in disagreement over intellectual property provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. An open letter was issued last week by the international charity Doctors Without Borders expressing major concern about the TPP's potential to curb access to drugs. PhRMA wants to use TPP talks to raise IP standards to U.S. levels, arguing that IP protections won't block access but provide an incentive for investments. "Strong intellectual property protections in the TPP to bolster biopharmaceutical innovation will help ensure that unmet patient needs are addressed," PhRMA said.

View Full Article in:

Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Chief Operating Officer
Health Plan of San Joaquin
French Camp , CA
Chief Medical Officer, Texas Children's Health Plan
Cejka Executive Search for Texas Children's Health Plan
Houston, TX
Chief Information Officer
Meridian Health Plan
Detroit, MI
Actuary
NTA Life
Addison, TX
Vice President - Government Products
Health Alliance Plan
Detroit, MI