Time is running out to change a trade deal that could jeopardize people's access to affordable medicines
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Learn more about the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Tweet at the White House and Members of Congress
Tweet at Obama and the Members of Congress leading the two Congressional trade committees to ask them to protect access to medicines in the TPP:
Write to President Obama
MSF has written to President Obama about the TPP in 2013, 2014 and together as part of a coalition. He should hear from you too. Tell President Obama to protect access to medicines for poor people. Check out our suggested script and submit your comments to the White House here.
Dear President Obama:
I am writing to urge you and the U.S. government to withdraw aggressive provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership that will restrict access to affordable medicines for millions of people. I am concerned about specific provisions in the intellectual property, investment and pharmaceutical pricing chapters that will make it harder for patients, governments and treatment providers to access affordable generic medicines in developing countries Too many people already suffer and die because the medicines they need are too expensive or do not exist. I cannot stand by as this proposed agreement threatens to restrict access even further. Through its global health programs, the U.S. has helped millions of people living in developing countries, and continues to invest heavily to end and control some of the world’s most devastating diseases. I urge you to ensure that the final text of the TPP does not sabotage these efforts and existing programs. Medicines should not be a luxury.
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HELP MSF FIX THE TPP. If approved in its current form, the TPP trade deal will lower the standards for patenting of medicines. Companies would be granted patents for modifications to existing drugs. It would also delay the availability of affordable versions of biologics, a new class of drugs that includes everything from cancer medicines to vaccines: www.doctorswithoutborders.org/tpp
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