Topic: Pharmaceutical Drugs And Trade Pressures huffingtonpost.com

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Not counting the latest disclosures, from May 2001 to February 2010, the Department of State published 23 cables per week mentioning pharmaceuticals. A typical but shocking example of this was the U.S. campaign to undermine legislation and reforms to make medicines more affordable in the Philippines...


...After reading these cables, it is difficult to stomach the defenses of US secrecy. Forcing developing countries to raise the price of drugs has predictable and well known consequences -- it kills people, and increases suffering. 

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