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TPP heightens urgency for national drug coverage in Canada
Adopting a national pharmacare program would offset the higher drug prices expected with the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, write Tanishq Suryavanshi and Jake Hirsch-Allen.
The TTIP and the privitization of health
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Treaty (TTIP) may present a genuine threat to health and to the outcomes we have reached in the healthcare systems today.
EU-PH FTA protest action in the Philippines
Health groups register their contempt for the upcoming EU-Philippines Free Trade Agreement.
Australia-Hong Kong investment ruling released in plain packaging case
The tribunal considered that the main and determinative reason for the 2011 restructuring was in order for the tobacco giant to bring a legal claim under the BIT Treaty, using a Hong Kong-based entity.
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.