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Leaked TPP Chapter Exposes Sweet Deals for Big Pharma and US Bully Tactics

http://rinf.com/alt-news/health/leaked-tpp-chapter-exposes-sweet-deals-big-pharma-us-bully-tactics/

…the U.S. is pushing for long automatic monopolies for biotech drugs or biologics, including most new treatments for cancer. In addition, the revised TPP chapter includes expansions and extensions of patent protections and terms as well as a provision proposed by the U.S. and Japan that would require granting of patents for new drugs that are slightly altered from a previous patented one—a technique known as “evergreening” that the pharmaceutical industry uses to prolong market monopoly.