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Big Tobacco abuses investor-state dispute settlement: law expert
“Despite the losses and defeats, tobacco companies will keep coming back for more. They will fight on regardless in order to delay and disrupt the rollout of the World Health Organization’s best-practice tobacco control measures,”
TTIP will damage public health and climate, says official report
The controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will have negative effects on public health, jobs and the climate, according to the official impact assessment.
Health insurers’ profit dispute sent to the EU court
Slovakia has made a step towards reversing an arbitration ruling over the ban of generating profits on private health insurers, the Finance Ministry says.
New EPSU working paper on CETA and TTIP: Potential impacts on health and social services
New working paper highlights the potential harmful impact of CETA and TTIP (and other trade and investment agreements) on healthcare and social services.
Disaster capitalism: Ecuador forced to pay US oil giant $ 180M
The Ecuadorean government is being forced to use money that could go toward relief efforts to instead pay off a multinational oil company.
Peru – The TPP quandary and access to medicines
Signing the TPP has provoked a debate on whether, when it comes into force, there will be a potential spike in medicines prices.
The TTIP: serious consequences for public health
Private arbitral tribunals will be able to impose multi-million fines on States whose parliaments have dared to legislate without taking into account corporate expectations.
Whose healthy ASEAN Community?
The liberalization of health care under the ASEAN Economic Community is clearly biased toward curative services as being more profitable than health promotion.
US industry body says India agreed to not issue ’compulsory’ drug licences
India has given private assurances that it will not grant licences allowing local firms to override patents and make cheap copies of drugs by big Western drugmakers.
Medicines Without Frontiers: the TPP – a barrier to access to life saving generic medicines
"The battle to prevent this trade agreement from being implemented is far from over", asserts the humanitarian organization, joining the rejection that the treaty Chile signed in New Zealand arouses.
Anger as government blocks TTIP legal documents relating to health service
Business secretary refuses to disclose advice that could show how private health firms might sue government under US-Europe trade deal.
Australia tobacco clash reverberates in EU trade talks
The inclusion of an ISDS in an EU agreement could raise the likelihood of such cases being brought against all kinds of public interest and health protecting policies in the future.
The dismissal of a case against plain cigarette packaging is good news for taxpayers
I only wish to caution that we should be wary of anyone who suggests that the decision demonstrates that ISDS isn’t problematic.
Why is Philip Morris International Inc. suing these countries?
Philip Morris is dragging countries with tight tobacco regulations into costly legal battles.
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
TPPA vs tobacco control - the devil is in the details
Now that the whole text of the TPPA has been released, it appears the TPPA provides many avenues for the tobacco industry to thwart and frustrate government efforts to enact stronger measures.
TPP caves to the tobacco industry, threatens public health
The vacuous “tobacco control” provision in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) virtually capitulates to the demands of multinational tobacco corporations, jeopardizing nations’ health and economic welfare.
TPP on registration of drugs, bans requirements to disclose or consider certain financial or pricing data
There is a paucity of information on drug prices, revenues and other relative information on the economics of the pharmaceutical market.
ATL MST Sida-Tunis tire la sonnette d’alarme : l’accès des Tunisiens aux médicaments en danger
Les conséquences des dispositions relatives à la propriété intellectuelle contenues dans l’accord signé entre l’Union Européenne et la Tunisie et leurs conséquences sur la santé publique en Tunisie inquiètent.
The problem with tying health care to trade
Writing pharmaceutical regulations into international trade deals can have costly consequences.