Thai-US FTA (TRIPS+) will increase Medicine Price Index by 32%

“The FTA text involves the period of patent extension from the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement (TRIPS Agreement) […] As a worst case scenario for this single provision, a 10 year patent extension would be given to compensate for delays in patent registration and/or drug registration. The impact on access to medicine, in the year 2027, would be: … A 32% increase in the medicine price index”

Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health, May 2010


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