TPP is designed to drive up the cost of healthcare in all the signing nations, including in the United States, where prescription medicines are already higher than all developed countries. Not only will prescription prices rise, as patents are extended, but medical procedures, also under patent protections, will cause prices to rise and put major strain on programs we all pay for: Medicare, Medicaid, the V.A., and health systems in all other countries as well. For many, this will mean death, but alarmingly, the public systems we all rely on will also be under threat.
NATIONAL TPP TEAM CALL SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22,
4:30 PM PACIFIC / 5:30 PM MOUNTAIN / 6:30 PM CENTRAL / 7:30 PM EASTERN
RECENT LEAKS: TPP ATTACKS PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SYSTEMS
DIAL-IN NUMBER: 605-562-3140 / ACCESS CODE: 951146#
What will TPP and TTIP mean for national health systems like Medicaid, Medicare, The V.A., Canadian, and the UK's National Health Systems? Please join the National TPP Team as we welcome special guest speakers:
Dr. Elizabeth Wiley, MD, JD, MPH, Resident Physician, The University of Maryland Medical System, and recent President of the American Medical Student Association
Also please welcome Peter Maybarduk, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines Program. Mr. Maybarduk provides strategic assistance to partners on every continent to lower HIV / AIDS medicine prices, helps develop state access to medicines policies and to safeguard generic competition. He is an intellectual property expert and is very critical of the TPP / TTIP as they relate to access to medicine and global healthcare.
Also welcome the Host team and Coalition Partners and reports from the D.C. November Rising Days of Actions.