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The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and public health: Why we should be concerned

Schram, Ashley; Labonte, Ronald; Khatter, Kapil


In October 2012, Canada became a negotiating member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement along with 11 other Pacific Rim countries. Widely touted as "a model for 21st-century trade agreements,"1 it extends well beyond traditional trade issues into domestic policy, creating a number of concerns about its implications for public health. These concerns include potential increases in pharmaceutical costs, the undermining of Canadian patent law, and strengthened investor rights over...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Open Medicine
Access Rights: Open Access


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