Geoff Simmons will speak on the importance of Pharmac at a Fabian seminar today at St John’s Church at 5:30pm. Pharmac is “on the table” in negotiations with the US in the Trans-Pacific Trade agreement. It is no secret that the US pharmaceutical industry would like to clip Pharmac’s wings; but our government’s approach is secret as they have refused to release draft negotiating texts. Geoff and Gareth Morgan have written to government arguing that a US free-trade deal isn’t worth it if Pharmac is sacrificed.
Any final deal will not even be subject to parliamentary ratification.
All are welcome to the free seminar.