Unions Worry Over EU-US Trade Deal's Impact On Drug Costs

Law360, New York (December 19, 2013, 4:37 PM ET) -- U.S.-backed proposals for a potential trade agreement with the European Union could lead to higher prices for medicine and medical devices on both sides of the Atlantic, international labor union groups said Wednesday.

The European Trade Union Confederation said in a statement that it and two other union groups — the International Trade Union Confederation and the U.S.-based AFL-CIO — had written to top trade officials in the U.S. and the EU, warning that health care costs may rise if certain U.S. proposals are adopted in...
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