“The TPP negotiations are being conducted in secret, but leaked drafts of the U.S. negotiating positions show that the U.S. is demanding aggressive intellectual property (IP) provisions that would roll back public health safeguards enshrined in international trade law in favor of offering enhanced patent and data protections to pharmaceutical companies, making it harder to gain access to affordable generic drugs and hindering needed innovation.” (Campaign, Access. Trading Away Health How the U.S.’s Intellectual Property Demands for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Threaten Access to Medicines. Aug. 2012. MSF Access Campaign Issue Brief.)
How can we truly assure other countries that their citizens are safe in the same hands that are not only slaughtering thousands in other countries, but leaving foreign and domestic public interest off the table and starving for something to heal their people. Offering only more madness, more turmoil and less remorse.
The debt and customer based aggression of the pharmaceutical industry and their overseeing companies in America, has herendously rendered Americans more sick and disturbed than they would have been with proper insight, interest, availability to natural medicine and following up with patients as if each one is in its own sector of difference, therefore their awareness must be on its mark. They must remember a foundation for each issue, and use their tools to solve it, not keep them coming back.
“According to leaked drafts of the negotiating texts, the U.S. is demanding aggressive intellectual property provisions—so-called “TRIPS-plus” provisions—that, if accepted, would directly undermine public health safeguards available in international law, making it harder for TPP countries to gain access to price-lowering generic competition.” (Campaign, Access. Trading Away Health How the U.S.’s Intellectual Property Demands for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Threaten Access to Medicines. Aug. 2012. MSF Access Campaign Issue Brief.)
Some of the specific TRIPS-plus IP provisions that the U.S. is demanding:
· Make it impossible to challenge the validity of a patent before it is granted
· Lower the requirements for patentability, so that minor alterations of existing medicines can be given additional protected monopoly status, even if the alteration offers no therapeutic benefit
· Require the patenting of diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical methods
· Lengthen patent monopolies for pharmaceutical firms so that they keep generics out and prop up drug prices for longer periods of time
· Make it harder for generic manufacturers to obtain regulatory approval for their drugs
· Create additional monopolies based on clinical data
· Impose new forms of IP enforcement that give customs officials excessive powers to impound legitimate generic medicines
· Impose higher prices on national pharmaceutical reimbursement programs
· Allow pharmaceutical companies to sue governments and limit governments’ abilities to effectively set prices for medicines and legislate in the interest of public health
These are meant to be remedies to the broken conduction of health care throughout America being transmitted and forced upon civilians of other countries. Like an infection leaked by the APIC (The Association for Professionals in Infection Control) themselves.
Here are some statistics to improve your idea set
· In 2012, nearly half (46%) of adults ages 19 to 64, or an estimated 85 million people, did not have health insurance for the full year (30%, or 55 million) or were underinsured and unprotected from high out-of-pocket costs (16%, or 30 million). (Source: Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey 2012)
· The amount people pay for health insurance increased 30 percent from 2001 to 2005, while income for the same period of time only increased 3 percent. (Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
· The average annual premiums for single and family health insurance under employer-sponsored coverage was $5,615 and $15,745, respectively, in 2012. (Source: Kaiser/HRET Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Benefits, 2012)
How can a country falling into such a pretty pit of depression tell other countries that the same fate is good for their people. Or the country whose government diagnosed and treated its people so that most percentage of health problems due to pharmaceutical use, dieting issues, damage to mother nature, and water contamination worldwide already.