[Ip-health] Members of Congress and Governors backing PhRMA/BIO, calling for 12 years data protection for biologic drugs in TPP | Knowledge Ecology International

Ruth Lopert ruth.lopert at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 05:11:23 PDT 2012


The BPCIA only provides for 4 years of data exclusivity but 12 years of
market exclusivity in the US.
Twelve years of DE under the TPP would effectively mean up to 14 years of
monopoly protection.

On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 6:18 AM, Jamie Love <james.love at keionline.org> wrote:

> http://keionline.org/node/1544
>
> While the GOP and Democratic conventions highlight the differences
> between the parties, there are some bipartisan issues, and one of the
> biggest is taking care of corporate interests.
> PhRMA has published a "Note To Media On Elected Officials Support For
> 12 Years of Data Protection In TPP". These are the letters from
> Members of Congress that PhRMA cites as supporting their position,
> calling for a requirement of 12 years of exclusive rights for test
> data protection in the TPP negotiations. Note that PhRMA/BIO support
> is deeply bipartisan, including many Democratic liberals such as Ed
> Markey, Patty Murray, John Kerry, etc.
>
> The level of engagement by members of Congress and governors the 12
> year test data issue illustrates both how dependent upon and corrupted
> by corporate campaign money is the Congress, and how little U.S.
> political figures care about people living in developing countries,
> where this policy is expected to have the greatest harm.
>
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>
>   [snip]
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>
> US Senators on record supporting 12 years of protection for biologics
> data in TPP
>
> Bennet, Michael, D, CO, September 12, 2011 (Colorado Senators letters)
> Boxer, Barbara, D, CA, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Cantwell, Maria, D, WA, July 12, 2012 letter, and September 12, 2012
> (37 Senators)
> Carper, Tom, D, DE, May 3, 2012, and September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Casey, Jr., Bob, D, PA, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Coons, Chris, D, DE, May 3, 2012, and September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Fienstein, Dianne, D, CA, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Hagan, Kay R., D, NC, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Kerry, John F., D, MA, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> McCaskill, Claire, D, MO, August 6, 2012 letter
> Menendez, Robert, D, NJ, May 11, 2012, and September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Mikulski, Barbara Ann, D, MD, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Murray, Patty, D, WA, July 12, 2012 letter, and September 12, 2012 (37
> Senators)
> R.Lautenberg, Frank, D, NJ, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Reed, Jack, D, RI, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Udall, Mark, D, CO, September 12, 2011 (Colorado Senators letters)
> Barrasso, John, R, WY, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Blunt, Roy, R, MO, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Boozman, John, R, AR , September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Brown, Scott P., R, MA, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Coats, Dan, R, IN, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Cochran, Thad, R, MS, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Cornyn, John, R, TX, May 4, 2012 letter
> Crapo, Mike, R, ID, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Enzi, Michael B., R, WY, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Grassley, Chuck, R, IA, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Hatch, Orrin G., R, UT, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Hutchison, Kay Baily, R, TX, May 4, 2012 letter, and September 12,
> 2012 (37 Senators)
> Inhofe, James, R, OK, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Kirk, Mark, R, IL, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Kyl, John, R, AZ, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Lugar, Dick, R, IN, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Portman, Robert, R, OH, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Roberts, Pat, R, KS, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Rubio, Marco, R, FL , September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Thune, John, R, ND, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
> Wicker, Roger, R, MS, September 12, 2012 (37 Senators)
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