[Ip-health] Vt Governor letter on TPP pharma
mko at bu.edu
Mon Jun 6 12:55:24 PDT 2011
It is a good letter, and should result in the US asking for new exceptions for Medicare Part B and 340B in future trade agreements.
But TPP negotiators should publicly ask USTR why these exceptions are limited to the US. We need transparent debate on this issue.
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On Jun 6, 2011, at 2:57 PM, Sean Flynn wrote:
> Below is a link to a letter from Governor Shumlin in Vermont on the
> implications that the inclusion of disciplines on pharmaceutical pricing
> and reimbursement programs in the TPPA could have on states-especially
> on cost controls used by 340B, Medicare Part B and Medicaid. Other TPPA
> member countries and their sub-national governments with pharmaceutical
> cost-control programs in place will no doubt share the concerns stated
> in Governor Shumlin's letter.
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