[Ip-health] Implementing the Jordan FTA rules on exclusive rights in regulatory test data

Jamie Love james.love at keionline.org
Fri Sep 2 22:38:29 PDT 2011


On August 30, 2011, Wikileaks published a December 19, 2005 cable written by
Daniel Rubinstein. The cable illustrates the degree to which the U.S.
Department of State monitors the implementation of the Jordan-US FTA
agreement, as regards disputes over rules on data exclusivity.

At the time, Rubinstein was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy
in Amman, Jordan. The cable provides a detailed account of several cases
where pharmaceutical companies sought the most favorable interpretation of
rules on data exclusivity, and the interventions by the US government on
behalf of the pharmaceutical companies.


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