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August 30, 2016 - Fox Business: Mylan blames Obamacare for skyrocketing costs

August 30, 2016 - WTAE Pittsburgh: Protesters demand change at headquarters of Mylan Pharmaceuticals

August 30, 2016 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: EpiPen furor brings protestors to Mylan headquarters in Cecil

August 30, 2016 - NPR: Activists Deliver Petitions To EpiPen Maker’s Canonsburg Headquarters

August 30, 2016 - Public Citizen's Photos from the EpiPen Petition Delivery

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U.S. Pressure Against Countries' Public Interest Policies


Global Access to Medicines Program Director Peter Maybarduk delivers testimony at USTR's 2014 Special 301 hearing.

Public Citizen Statement on the 2014 Special 301 Report


April 30, 2014

U.S. Chamber, Big Pharma Miss Their Target on India Trade, But U.S. Watch List Still Bullies India, Other Developing Countries Over Health Policies

Statement of Peter Maybarduk, Director, Public Citizen Global Access to Medicines Program

Note: Today, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released its annual Special 301 Report. The 301 Report places countries on a watch list for practices the U.S. government believes reflect “inadequate” intellectual property (IP) protection, even when these policies safeguard important public interests including health.

The Special 301 Report's watch list is a morally repugnant and unnecessary U.S. government practice, which annually bullies countries for implementing polices that promote access to lifesaving medicines despite serious questions about the legality of such unilateral threats under international law. The 301 watch list should be discontinued in its entirety. Continue reading...

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