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Author Topic: Consumer groups: Obama more generous to Big Pharma in trade talks  (Read 1044 times)

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Offline phildinftlaudy

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  • sweet Ann what you think babe...
Consumer groups: Obama more generous to Big Pharma in trade talks
By Julian Pecquet    - 10/24/11 11:58 AM ET
Consumer advocates lambasted the White House this weekend after reviewing leaked trade-negotiation documents they say show that a pending regional deal is more generous to drug companies than free-trade agreements passed under former President George W. Bush.

The U.S. is in the ninth round of negotiations relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership with eight Asian and Latin American countries. Consumer advocates say Obama administration trade negotiators appear willing to give brand-name drugs stronger patent protections and pricing power than a 2007 bilateral trade deal with Peru.

"The leaked text confirms the worst fears of health officials," said James Love, of the nonprofit Knowledge Ecology International. "Obama is now objectively much worse than Bush on these issues."

To read more:

Source:

http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/medical-devices-and-prescription-drug-policy-/189347-consumer-groups-say-obama-trade-talks-more-generous-to-phrma-than-bushs


May be a good idea to contact your Congressional/Senate representatives office, as well as the White House and let them know that any deal that is more generous to Big Pharma in trade talks is not a "good deal" and will ultimately have repercussions on access to meds - for seniors and those with chronic medical conditions, such as HIV and associated conditions aggravated or more predominant in persons with HIV/AIDS.
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline I_care

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Re: Consumer groups: Obama more generous to Big Pharma in trade talks
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 11:40:41 AM »
WOW! Good Information, I'm writing those emails today! 
I urge members of our community, who have the energy, to go to Zuccoti Sq. (B'way & Liberty...6train to Fulton) TOMORROW 10/26  to march with Healthcare workers and OccupyWallStreet, in solidarity for Healthcare as a Human Right, NOT for profit! 

Offline Raf

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Re: Consumer groups: Obama more generous to Big Pharma in trade talks
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2011, 05:57:52 PM »
Ouch, I've never thought that Obama could actually do this.
Dx: 05/14/2008
Latest HIV Meds combo I've been taking:

Kaletra + Combivir (since 05/16/2008 - today)

 


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