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Trade deal will increase health inequities

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 4:39 pm | Doctors for Healthy Trade

“The TPPA is riddled with provisions that will widen already unacceptable health disparities” says Dr Erik Monasterio, a spokesperson for Doctors for Healthy Trade. An analysis of the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement on health equity ... More >>

TPP: Ambiguous provision for medicines a major worry for NZ

Sunday, 8 November 2015, 11:01 am | Doctors for Healthy Trade

The delayed publication of the final TPP text on Thursday has raised concerns amongst health experts that the victory Australia and New Zealand have claimed over the US demand to extend monopolies on biologic medicines could be undermined by ambiguities ... More >>

Will NZ rely on Peru’s position on Medicines in the TPPA?

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 7:28 am | Doctors for Healthy Trade

“New Zealand seems to have gone into hiding on the cost of medicines“ said Dr Erik Monasterio, spokesperson for Doctors for Healthy Trade, commenting about the reports on progress on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) today. “It ... More >>

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Friday, 2 October 2015, 9:27 am | Doctors for Healthy Trade

“Former Minister of Health and Prime Ministe r Helen Clark’s statements today appear totally inconsistent with her responsibility as administrator of the UN Development Programme and her historic legacy of global leadership for health on tobacco control ... More >>

Doctors concerned at lack of information on TPPA

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 3:55 pm | Doctors for Healthy Trade

Doctors are calling upon the government to provide more information about the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in response to claims by the Prime Minister that last weekend’s protesters were “misinformed”. Doctors, other health professionals, ... More >>

Doctors across the country at TPPA protests

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 4:19 pm | Doctors for Healthy Trade

Doctors have responded angrily to statements from the Prime Minister that last weekend’s protesters were “misinformed” and “rent-a-crowd”. Doctors, other health professionals, and their families braved the weather and turned out across the country to protest ... More >>

Minister continues to mislead on TPPA and tobacco

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 5:10 pm | Doctors for Healthy Trade

“Trade Minister Groser continues to mislead on the way that the TransPacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) would affect health” said Dr Gay Keating of Doctors for Healthy Trade. “Saying that the TPPA won’t stop government making health regulation is ... More >>

Doctors join the 100,000 petitioners on the TPPA

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 9:36 am | Doctors for Healthy Trade

“The TPPA needs a health check-up. We need to see the test results so we know that it won’t let pharmaceutical companies stretch our patent laws to make future medicines more expensive” said Dr Josh Freeman, Infectious disease specialist, of Doctors ... More >>

Affordable medicines at risk in trade deal

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 10:45 am | Doctors for Healthy Trade

“Once again the pharmaceutical industry is pumping out misleading information, suggesting that there’s no need to worry about price hikes to New Zealand medicines under the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)” says Public Health Physician ... More >>

New leaks show PHARMAC “fighting for oxygen” under TPPA

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 9:52 am | Doctors for Healthy Trade

The Annex on Transparency for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), published by Wikileaks yesterday , reveals changes that could make PHARMAC “largely unworkable” and lead to “less affordable medicines” according to oncologist, health economist ... More >>

Australian research shows TPPA would harm health

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 4:04 pm | Doctors for Healthy Trade

A careful assessment of what could happen to the health of New Zealanders under the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is needed, say New Zealand doctors. An Australian report Negotiating Healthy Trade in Australia: Health Impact Assessment ... More >>

 

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