Concern TPP may risk access to affordable medicines

Doctors Without Borders fears if New Zealand signs up to the Trans Pacific Partnership, it will risk access to affordable medicines.

Five hundred international negotiators are in Auckland this week for the 15th round of talks.

Doctors Without Borders spokeswoman Kelly Nicholls says leaked drafts of the United States negotiating positions show it wants intellectual property provisions which enhance patent and data protections.

She says that will make it harder for countries to gain access to affordable generic drugs, which are vital to millions of people around the world.

QUOTES

 
Recent Quotes
Symbol Price Change % Chg 
Your most recently viewed tickers will automatically show up here if you type a ticker in the "Enter symbol/company" at the bottom of this module.
You need to enable your browser cookies to view your most recent quotes.
 
Sign-in to view quotes in your portfolios.