Obama and Pharmaceutical firms again in cahoots on TPP, Trans Pacific Partnership empowers big pharma, Greater access to and influence over decision making processes around pricing and reimbursement, Drug companies biggest spenders on lobbying

Obama and Pharmaceutical firms again in cahoots on TPP, Trans Pacific Partnership empowers big pharma, Greater access to and influence over decision making processes around pricing and reimbursement, Drug companies biggest spenders on lobbying

“If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.”…Barack Obama

“millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.”…NBC News October 29, 2013

 

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

From the NY Times June 10, 2015.

“Facing resistance from Pacific trading partners, the Obama administration is no longer demanding protection for pharmaceutical prices under the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to a newly leaked section of the proposed trade accord.”

“It was very clear to everyone except the U.S. that the initial proposal wasn’t about transparency. It was about getting market access for the pharmaceutical industry by giving them greater access to and influence over decision-making processes around pricing and reimbursement,” saidDeborah Gleeson, a lecturer at the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University in Australia. And even though the section, known as the transparency annex, has been toned down, she said, “I think it’s a shame that the annex is still being considered at all for the T.P.P.”

The annex, which covers pharmaceutical and medical devices, is the latest document obtained by The New York Times in collaboration with the watchdog group WikiLeaks, and it was released before the House vote on whether to give President Obama expanded powers to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership.”

“The agreement “will increase the cost of medicines worldwide, starting with the 12 countries that are negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership,” said Judit Rius Sanjuan, a lawyer at Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian organization that provides medical care in more than 60 countries.”

“Pharmaceutical firms and their trade associations have filed by far more lobbying disclosure forms on the Pacific trade negotiations than any other industry, according to the watchdog Sunlight Foundation. More broadly, the pharmaceutical and health product industries have been the biggest spenders on lobbying, and drug company deal-making with the Obama administration and in Congress was instrumental in securing passage of the Affordable Care Act.”

““The leak is just the latest glaring example of why fast-tracking the T.P.P. would undermine the health of Americans and the other countries and cost our government more, all to the benefit of pharma’s profits,” said Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch and one of the most prominent voices in the coalition working to scuttle trade promotion authority.”

Read more:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/11/business/international/us-shifts-stance-on-drug-pricing-in-pacific-trade-pact-talks-document-reveals.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

Naw, Mr transparency, Obama, wouldn’t make a deal with the pharmaceutical companies would he?

From Citizen Wells August 23, 2009.

“Internal Memo Confirms Big Giveaways In White House Deal With Big Pharma
A memo obtained by the Huffington Post confirms that the White House and the pharmaceutical lobby secretly agreed to precisely the sort of wide-ranging deal that both parties have been denying over the past week.

The memo, which according to a knowledgeable health care lobbyist was prepared by a person directly involved in the negotiations, lists exactly what the White House gave up, and what it got in return.”

“Critics on Capitol Hill and online responded with outrage at the reports that Obama had gone behind their backs and sold the reform movement short. Furthermore, the deal seemed to be a betrayal of several promises made by then-Sen. Obama during the presidential campaign, among them that he would use the power of government to drive down the costs of drugs to Medicare and that negotiations would be conducted in the open.”

“the White House agreed to:

1. Oppose importation

2. Oppose rebates in Medicare Part D

3. Oppose repeal of non-interference

4. Oppose opening Medicare Part B”

“Here is a CNN report on this backroom deal:

“Obama:Caught Lying Again-Making Back Room Deals with Pharmaceutical Lobbyist”

https://citizenwells.com/2009/08/23/obama-pharmaceutical-memo-obama-lying-white-house-deal-with-pharmaceutical-lobby-phrma-internal-memo-pharmaceutical-researchers-and-manufacturers-association-deal-lobbyistsyoutube-video/

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21 responses to “Obama and Pharmaceutical firms again in cahoots on TPP, Trans Pacific Partnership empowers big pharma, Greater access to and influence over decision making processes around pricing and reimbursement, Drug companies biggest spenders on lobbying

  1. citizenwells

    “We control life, Winston, at all its levels. You are imagining that there is something called human nature which will be outraged by what we do and will turn against us. But we create human nature. Men are infinitely malleable.”…George Orwell, “1984″

  2. oldsailor83

    CW…….
    ……it appears that most of the people of America are malleable………they bend easily to accommodate the lies of the alleged leader.

  3. citizenwells

    “In the week ending June 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 279,000, an increase of
    2,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 276,000 to
    277,000. The 4-week moving average was 278,750, an increase of 3,750 from the previous week’s revised
    average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 250 from 274,750 to 275,000.”

    http://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf

  4. citizenwells

    “Initial Jobless Claims Rise, Unchanged For 6 Months; Continuing Claims Surge Most In 6 Months”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-11/initial-jobless-claims-rise-unchanged-6-months

  5. oldsoldier79

    Citizenwells……

    You and Mr. Orwell are correct when you say…

    .”“We control life, Winston, at all its levels. You are imagining that there is something called human nature which will be outraged by what we do and will turn against us. But we create human nature.

    Men are infinitely malleable.”…George Orwell, “1984″
    ———————————————————————————————–
    We are now living in a nation that is FINANCIALLY bankrupt , a nation who’s people are MORALLY bankrupt, and lead by an idiot president who is MENTALITY bankrupt……..

    This combination makes for the PERFECT storm.

    Could it get any better than that?

  6. citizenwells

    “Consumer Comfort Plunges As Buying Climate Crashes Most Since Lehman”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-11/consumer-comfort-plunges-buying-climate-crashes-most-lehman

    “Business Inventories Jump Most In 11 Months, Push Sales-Ratio Into Recessionary Environment”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-11/business-inventories-jump-most-11-months-push-sales-ratio-recessionary-environment

  7. oldsoldier79

    WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE IN NANCY PELOSI AND PAUL RYAN?

    NOTHING !!!!!

    Ryan also made a gaffe in his House Rules Committee testimony on par with former Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)7%’s push to pass Obamacare, in which she said infamously said: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

    “It’s declassified and made public once it’s agreed to,” Ryan said of Obamatrade in Rules Committee testimony on Wednesday during questioning from Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX)79%
    .
    What Ryan is trying to convince House Republicans to do is vote for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) which would fast-track at least three highly secretive trade deals—specifically the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP)—and potentially many more deals.

    Right now, TiSA and T-TIP text are completely secretive and unavailable for even members of Congress to read while TPP text is available for members to review—although they need to go to a secret room inside the Capitol where only members of Congress and certain staffers high-level security clearances, who can only go when members are present, can read the bill.
    ———————————————————————————————-
    I just have ONE question:……
    Just what could possibly be in a damn TRADE bill that should be classified as TOP SECRET and kept from the American people until AFTER the damn thing is passed?

    Did the RINO’s learn nothing from OBAMACARE and famous Nancy’s remarks?…Apparently not. just how many time must the Republican congress get screwed by this snake-in-the-grass pResident before they understand there is NO give and take with this insane pResident we now have.

    Does the Republican party (who controls the Congress, both houses) not understand by now that the man sitting in the White House is there to DESTROY this country? Do they not understand he is not there to make the citizen’s life any better? he is there to further the enslavement of this nation.

    What happened to the spirit of freedom and the liberties that go with it in our 238 year history? Just who in the hell is pulling the strings in our “Constitutional Republic” now?

    Something is terribly wrong in the world now, but especially within America. Never have we presented such a weak. one-sided, illogical world posture. Never have we attempted to “lead from behind”.

    Never before in the history of this country has our borders been so weak and unattended. american may as well hang out a sign as “Come one, come all”….we will give you everything you desire…in fact, we will “take from those who have worked hard and give to those who have no intentions to work or asseminate into the American society”

    It’s time for the American people to rise up again just as they did in 1776….but you, and I both know that will never happen…We have a nation of sheep now. They have been brainwashed by a foreigner who intend to take our country down.

    I cry for America and remember all the sweat, blood, and tears it has taken to get our nation to be the ‘Lighthouse of the World’…now it is becoming the ‘Sh*thouse of the World’ under the leadership of Obama.

    Why doesn’t someone come forward and question all he is doing, why doesn’t someone in Congress stand up and demand he recognize the ‘three equal branches of government”….who gave this foreigner permission to be our un-elected dictator? I don’t remember a national vote on that subject. .

    I am 79 years old now…..never in this period of time, did i expect our government to stoop to the depths of darkness it now occupies.

    NO one in a position to influence, and I repeat again No one who can make a change from this daily treason we are exposed too … is standing up for our country. Do they not understand when the hammer falls on our Republic, it will also fall hard upon their heads……..much harder that it will fall on ours.

    NO SECRET AGREEMENTS ….EVERY AGAIN that will effect any part of a citizen’s life…..

    It is disgusting to see the true colors of PAUL RYAN come to the surface….I hope WISCONSIN citizens are taking notice of this !!!

  8. oldsoldier79

    AN AFTERTHOUGHT QUESTION;

    Just what kind of ‘DIRT’ and ‘TRASH’ has the NSA given to Obama concerning Paul Ryan that would make him turn him into an Obama’s ally ? ……. because he damn surely is one now !!!

    I used to have great deal of respect for the young man from Wisconsin…but not anymore…… he’s slime just like all of the others who are pushing this “TOP SECRET” control bill in Congress down our throats…..and make no mistake about it…..

    “OBAMATRADE will be nothing but OBAMACARE ….on STERIODS”

    This is not a simple TRADE bill Obama and his controlled Congress is pushing on us……it’s a WORLDWIDE CONTROL bill…….and if it’s passed on Friday with a vote on TPA,…. it will be…. “GOODBYE AMERICA…IT’S BEEN NICE KNOWING YOU”……and “HELLO NEW WORLD CORPORATE GOVERNMENT”….WHAT CAN AMERICA DO FOR YOU”…and make no mistake, it all will be at the expense of our do-nothing, and care-less citizens ?

    Congressman Ryan is in the same slimey bowl of slope as McConnell, Bohner and all those other “turn-coats” who call themselves Republicans, but now are nothing but “sheep’s clothing democrats”……….and very weak one’s at that.

    If the TPA is passed tomorrow, we will no longer have a need for Congress, or the Supreme Court, or any other body of government, all we will need are corporate businessmen in nice suits…..Our way of life has then been sold down the river by traitors in both parties ..never more to be.

    After TPA, I can assure you, there will swiftly come passage of TPP, TiST, and a hundred more “make believe ‘trade’ bills” agreements that the American people will have ‘NO VOICE” or CONTROL over……to put it in a very simple language,

    America will be ………” REALLY BE UP SH*T CREEK THIS TIME ……WITH NO POSSIBILITY OF EVER GETTING BACK DOWNSTREAM AGAIN “…..

    That’s my story….and I’ll stick too it”.

  9. I agree 100% Old Sailor, We are doomed by the Republican party. I don’t know how they can even hold there heads up after this. I hope third party arise and sweeps the election for the White House. That is if there will be any election after this action.

  10. oldsoldier79

    LOOK AT THIS CHRIST IMITATOR………

    He will pay for his treason…up and above the thirty pieces of silver he has received fro the democRATS….

  11. oldsoldier79

    Here’s another example from yesterday of this new world order Crapola….

    .WASHINGTON (AP) — Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to REPEAL a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry.

    The World Trade Organization rejected a U.S. appeal last month, ruling the labels that say where animals were born, raised, and slaughtered are discriminatory against the two U.S. border countries.

    Both have said they plan to ask the WTO for permission to impose billions of dollars in tariffs on American goods.

    The House voted 300-131 to repeal labels that tell consumers (that’s you and me) what countries the meat is from — for example, “born in Canada, raised, and slaughtered in the United States”…. or “born, raised and slaughtered in the United States.”

    The WTO ruled against the labels last year. The Obama administration has already revised the labels once to try to comply with previous WTO rulings. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has said it’s up to Congress to change the law to avoid retaliation from the two countries.
    ———————————————————————————————-
    Know what that really means to us, the American consumer?

    It means we could be eating “Kitty Kat” from Mexico and thinking we are getting prime veal……or we could have just bought ourselves a nice slab of “dog meat” from Columbia instead of the “real McCoy” beef we ordered…..

    This is another example where the American people are taking a ‘backseat’
    to the criminal cabal called the WTO……and we will be exposed to all kinds of substandard products from third world countries….and there’s not a damn thing we can do about it…..remember we stopped making anything in America a long time ago!!!

    That was the start of this process we are now going through…the total collapse of whatever we use to have. Remeber NAFTA, CAFTA, and all the other AFTA’s ….that has been put in place after we allowed our manufacturing effort to be shipped overseas?

    That was what you could call, “SHOOTING YOURSELF IN THE HEAD”….for lower prices……..Now the “CHICKENS ARE COMING HOME TO ROOST”.

    Who are we suppose to sue for damages when we get samaneloa (sp) from something when we don’t even know the origins of the third world product?.

    The answer is….Forget it….it will never happen !!!

    And you can forget about asking our “new world order” government in Washington…..such information will be classified as TOP SECRET….’for their eye’s only’..

  12. bob strauss

    Think about what could be accomplished with the assistance of a friendly government, instead of a usurper’s repressive government, and EPA.
    ********************

    Sean Hannity

    U.S. oil production reportedly rose to a record 1.6 million barrels a day last year. Natural gas output also soared, which inched America ahead of Russia as a producer of the two combined.

    US Overtakes Russia as Top Oil and Gas Producer, Report Says

    “We are truly witnessing a changing of the guard of global energy suppliers,” BP Chief Economist Spencer Dale said.
    foxnews.com

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/06/10/us-overtakes-russia-as-top-oil-and-gas-producer-report-says/?intcmp=latestnews

  13. bob strauss

    You are a criminal. How dare you clear your cache and cookies!

    This is 1984, Government Gone Mad.

    Deleting your browser history could land you in court | Constitutional Rights PAC

    Many Internet users delete their browser history and clear their cache and cookies without thinking twice about it….
    constitutionalrightspac.com

    http://constitutionalrightspac.com/articles/deleting-your-browser-history-could-land-you-in-court

  14. oldsoldier79

    Senator Jeff Sessions says:…..

    “To vote YES on the TPA and TPP …….
    ……………..will SURRENDER America’s SOVEREIGNTY….PERIOD

    Need we say anything more about TPA and TPP ?…just run up the damn WHITE FLAG ON THE FLAGPOLE OVER THE CAPITOL DOME ….it’s all over but the shouting !

  15. bob strauss

    Complicity: Candidate Removed For Ineligibility; Obama Ineligibility Litigants Set Record Straight

    “Secretary Kemp responded with this shout heard round the world:

    “if you and your client choose to suspend your participation in the OSAH proceedings, please understand that you do so at your own peril”

    Barack Obama then ignored a lawful subpoena and disobeyed Judge Malihi’s court order to attend the hearing on January 26th, 2012.

    Plaintiffs sought to take depositions pursuant to the following Georgia statutes: O.C.G.A. §§50-13-41(a)(2) and 50-13-13(a)(6); OSAH Rules 616-1-2-.15 and 616-1-2-.20

    Plaintiffs sought the proper placement of the burden of proof pursuant to OSAH Rule 616-1-2-.07

    Plaintiffs sought evidence of Barack Obama’s eligibility through a notice to produce pursuant to OSAH Rule 616-1-2-.19 including:

    (a) One (1) of the two (2) original certified copies of Defendant Barack Obama’s (“long form”) Certificate of Live Birth as referenced in the four (4) pages of Exhibit “A” attached;
    (b) All medical, religious, administrative, or other records of or relating to Defendant Barack Obama’s birth;
    (c) Any and all United States Passports, passport applications, and passport-related records for Defendant Barack Obama;
    (d) Any and all passports, passport applications, and passport related records for Defendant Barack Obama from any country, nation, or sovereignty;
    (e) Any and all college and university admission information, both undergraduate and postgraduate, for Defendant Barack Obama, including, but not limited to, admission applications; letters of recommendation; school transcripts;” financial aid applications; scholarship applications; and any and all correspondence awarding admission, financial aid, scholarships, or the like;
    (f) Any and all applications and accompanying materials submitted by or for Defendant Barack Obama to the State Bar of Illinois, the State Supreme Court of Illinois, the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois, and any other similar entity regulating the admission to the practice of law;
    (g) Any and all other documents, materials, and papers having any relation to the subject of the birthplace, citizenship, denizenship, and national origin of Defendant Barack Obama;
    (h) Any and all documents, materials, and papers having any relation to the subject of the birthplace, citizenship, denizenship, and national origin of Defendant’s father, Barack Obama, Sr.
    (i) All correspondence between Defendant Barack Obama and any other person, firm, political party, or entity discussing Defendant’s status vel non as a natural born Citizen pursuant to Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the United States Constitution.

    Defendant will note that the preceding items are requested hereby, whether they pertain to Defendant under his name Barack Ohama or any other name, including but not limited to Barack Hussein Ohama II; Barry Soetoro; Barry Soebarkah; Barry Ohama, or the like.

    Herein fail not under penalty of law.”

    Read more at http://www.birtherreport.com/2015/06/complicity-candidate-removed-for.html#0DAU5jlu6uqKaSXK.99

  16. bob strauss

    Climate Change: Where is the Science? Howard Hyde The climate change alarm scientists have lost credibility because too many of them have behaved not as scientists but as politicians. More

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/06/climate_change_where_is_the_science.html

  17. bob strauss

    Usurper’s security detail at work, the enemy is running the asylum.
    ****************
    HACKERS HAVE PERSONNEL DATA ON EVERY FEDERAL EMPLOYEE

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GOVERNMENT_HACKED?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-06-11-15-58-33

  18. bob strauss

    oldsailor83,
    Get ready for your new neighbors.

    *****************

    The Obama Administration wants everyone to be able to live in the same neighborhoods.

    A U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development spokesperson tells Fox Business, “HUD is working with communities across the country to fulfill the promise of equal opportunity for all.”

    Affordable Housing Coming to a Neighborhood Near You?
    The policy, under review, is aimed at opening up opportunity in communities supported by HUD funds.
    foxbusiness.com

    http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy-policy/2015/06/11/giuliani-disputes-obamas-plan-to-diversify-neighborhoods/

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