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Libre: New free trade pact

Atty Mel Libre, Sunstar| Feb 6, 2016 IT WOULD have been like another working day in Auckland if not for the 5,000-plus protesters that created a commotion outside Sky City Hotel where ministers from 12 countries, including New Zealand, signed … Continue reading

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2016 Special 301 Review: Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974

The announcement about U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) ‘Special 301’annual report 2016  known for attacking progressive patent laws like those of India is out. USTR has been strategically using this report to create pressure on countries to enhance IPR protection beyond the … Continue reading

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The pill that costs $9,000 in US sells for $70 in India

Rema Nagarajan, TNN | Feb 7, 2016 And that’s just one leukaemia drug. India’s generic industry has been producing many such life-saving medicines at a fraction of the global price The Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech might be the first to come out … Continue reading

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Lawmaker: Costly hepatitis C drug “a slap in the face to the veterans”

CBS NEWS| February 3, 2016 A Congressional hearing will begin Wednesday in response to a CBS News investigation that showed how a costly new cure for hepatitis C isn’t making it to most of the 200,000 U.S. veterans infected with … Continue reading

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Why is Gilead charging VA $40,000 for drug?

Jeff Miller, CNN| January 27, 2016 In America, honoring our veterans comes second nature to most citizens. That’s because the overwhelming majority of our people understand that, if not for the service and sacrifice of those who have worn the uniform, … Continue reading

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UN Expert Urges TPP Countries Not to Sign the TPP Without Committing to Human Rights and Development

TWN| Feb 2, 2016 GENEVA (2 February 2016) – United Nations human rights expert Alfred de Zayas called on Governments not to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without reaffirming their human rights treaty obligations and their recent pledges to achieve … Continue reading

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India-EU FTA talks’ revival likely to be delayed

Deal’s fate rests on ‘talks about talks’ between senior officials as EU demands greater flexibility on imports Asit Ranjan Mishra|Live Mint|Wed, Feb 03 2016. 01 45 AM IST New Delhi: Demands for India to show more flexibility in the import … Continue reading

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