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International Trade and Access to Medicines

October 14, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is intended to facilitate trade among 12 Asia-Pacific countries including the US, but its progress has been obstructed in part by ongoing controversy over provisions regarding intellectual property protections for pharmaceutical products. Some argue that if signed, the TPP will impact the availability or cost of essential medicines in low-income settings worldwide by requiring all countries to provide high levels of IP protections mirroring current US standards.

Join the discussion on the implications of the TPP for US patients (and patents), and the proper role of public health concerns in international trade negotiations.


October 14, 2016
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Center for Bioethics
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Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall 106
25 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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