So 40 years it is now? based on what exactly? Where does it says "they are the ones that wrote the US parts of the TPP" and what do you mean with "we dictated the terms" and "We dictate where the negotiations go"? Yes, because they were the ones that the US wanted. I dont understand how that validates the notion that "US oligarchs wrote the TPP". The US was not going to benefit as much as Vietnam because the US already has good trade relations with most countries in the TPP. The US wanted some leverage on the smaller countries which still have not fully adopted international regulations on medicine and patents, and most likely as a way to curb patent violations in countries which are still under Chinese economic clout. Here You claimed that the US healthcare nightmare was going to be exported into other countries. The nightmare model where drugs get jacked to infinity and beyond, despite the fact You also failed to realize that a lot of the drugs that Valeant jacked up are also off-patent. You have not provided any evidence on how the TPP was going to increase prices elsewhere due to "patents" while showing complete ignorance on how other countries patent systems work. Assuming they find a new valid use for said medicine and assuming it gets approved, and assuming there are no valid alternatives. Glad we agree that the fucked up US drug prices have absolutely nothing to do with the TPP. You also used Valeant who jacked up a lot of pharmaceutics which were off-patent. It does, it was one of the provisions of NAFTA and patents in Mexico already last 20 years. http://www.mondaq.com/mexico/x/6221...cal+IP+And+Competition+Law+In+Mexico+Overview Not to mention that absolutely none of that applies to the examples you put forward. Which is what its fair for a patent protected medicine. TPP does nothing against the bulk (99%+) medicines that are already off-patent.