International Doctors Warn TPP Trade Deal Would Increase Medical Costs

On Thursday doctors and health professional representing seven countries released a letter warning that the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement will lead to higher medical costs for all nations. The letter, published in The Lancet medical journal, states that, “Rising medicine costs would disproportionately affect already vulnerable populations.” The doctors called on the governments involved in the trade deal to publicly release the full text of the agreement. They also demanded an independent analysis of the impacts on health and human rights for each nation involved in the deal.