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WHO: Pacific Trade Deal Could Limit Cheap Medicines

World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan attacked the new 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement Thursday, saying it could curb the availability of cheaper medicines. "If these agreements open trade, yet close the door to affordable medicines, we have to ask the question: Is this really progress at all?" Chan said at a health care conference in Geneva. "Genuine therapeutic breakthroughs increasingly come at an astronomical cost," she said.  "Some of...

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