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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Editorials: What doctors should know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

leaked documents show that an investor–state dispute settlement mechanism is being negotiated for the TPPA...A similar mechanism in another treaty enabled Philip Morris Asia to sue the Australian Government over plain tobacco packaging.
Medical Journal of Australia
added Mar 3, 2015 04:19

[Asia-pacific, Australia] Trans Pacific Partnership will push medicine prices up, review finds

"A systematic review of evidence from 1990 to 2011 found that co-payments decrease prescription use, can impact patient medicine use compliance, and can adversely impact disadvantaged populations." The report finds that proposed investor-state dispute s
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Mar 2, 2015 22:28
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[USA] JOHNSON: The Senate Blockbuster Showdown on Trade the Media Missed

Eight senators on Thursday let the country know there is going to be a fight over fast-track trade authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership... In the case of big tobacco they use ISDS to challenge public health efforts around the globe.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Mar 2, 2015 22:25

[Australia] TPP "should be building block" to deal with China

opponents of free trade have beaten negotiators, arguing that it threatens countries’ sovereignty. Australia, for example, was sued by Philip Morris … “The way out is to make sure there are exclusions and opt-out clauses that allow a country to say: ‘it’
GTR (Global Trade Review) (uk)
added Mar 2, 2015 09:45

Nurses Unite to Stop TPP Fast Track

TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux speaks with National Nurses United nurses who met with Congressional lawmakers about ... health risks the TPP poses / BURGER: And we already know that under NAFTA... sued successfully the Australian government over their plain p
The Real News Network (IWT-TV)
added Mar 1, 2015 09:20

[Kentucky] COMBS: How to talk about smoking so people will listen

Leonard Nimoy died today ...John Oliver provided the macro example of how to talk to smokers... Christy Brown is the founder of the Institute for Healthy Air Water and Soil...Brown’s husband – Owsley Brown II – died in 2011 at age 68
MedCity News
added Feb 28, 2015 10:56

Obama backs pot decriminalization efforts

He said the United States has managed to discourage the use of other harmful products like tobacco without stiff jail sentences...He touted his administration's push for a 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership as a way to correct the labor and environmenta
added Feb 27, 2015 09:39

[Uruguay, USA] ELIZABETH WARREN: The Trans-Pacific Partnership clause everyone should oppose

The provision, an increasingly common feature of trade agreements, is called “Investor-State Dispute Settlement,” or ISDS. . . Philip Morris is trying to use ISDS to stop Uruguay... the only winners will be multinational corporations.
The Washington Post
added Feb 26, 2015 08:52

Mexico says Pacific trade meeting in April, fast track slips

A meeting aimed at sealing a Pacific trade deal has been called for April, Mexico's economy minister said on Tuesday...29 mainly Republican lawmakers wrote to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Feb. 20 warning against different treatment for tob
added Feb 25, 2015 09:53

[New Zealand] MONASTERIO / PATTEMORE: Academics condemn secrecy over Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

The tobacco giant Philip Morris Asia is currently using the ISDS mechanism to sue the Australian government for billions of dollars over its introduction of plain cigarette packaging laws. Simply put, ISDS provides a mechanism that allows corporations t
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Feb 24, 2015 14:27
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