The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations and the health of Australians: A policy brief – UNSW – February 2014

Posted on February 19, 2014. Filed under: Health Economics, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion |

Hirono, K., Gleeson, D., Haigh, F., Harris, P. (2014). The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations and the health of Australians: A policy brief. Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation, Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW Australia.

Extract from the executive summary

“This policy brief examines the potential impact of provisions proposed for the TPPA on the health of Australians, focusing on two specific issues: the cost of medicines, and the ability of government to take major steps to improve the health of Australians by regulating the areas of tobacco and alcohol policy. In each of these areas we trace some of the pathways through which provisions that have been proposed for the TPPA may impact on the health of the Australian population, and the health of specific groups within the population. We highlight the ways in which some of the expected economic gains from the TPPA may be undermined by health and economic costs.”

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