US Pushes Drug Access Plan At Trans-Pacific Talks

Law360, New York (September 12, 2011, 5:21 PM EDT) -- U.S. trade officials on Monday promoted a plan to improve access to key medicines by reducing trade barriers while trying to eliminate counterfeit drugs during negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in Chicago.

Facing bipartisan calls for the administration to stand up for intellectual property protections for biologics data, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk released a white paper on how to enhance access to medicines through trade.

The white paper calls for the elimination of tariffs and the reduction of customs obstacles for medicines, along with...
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