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Did Biopharma Really Lose In TPP Trade Deal?

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

After more than six years of intense efforts to lobby a group of Asia-Pacific trade ministers – a pact that eventually involved representatives from 12 nations – the innovator biopharmaceutical industry failed to get what it most wanted in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): 12 years of data exclusivity protection for biologics against biosimilars.