Obama's War on Cancer Patients: Breast cancer patient arrested for protesting TPP 'death sentence' clause
by L.J. Devon, Staff Writer
(NaturalNews) A clause in Barack Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership would establish an even bigger monopoly for the pharmaceutical industry. The deal allows Big Pharma to block cancer patients from being able to access affordable drugs. Part of the US proposal extends de facto monopolies on biological medicines by up to eight years.
One cancer patient named Zahara Heckscher was recently arrested at a Westin Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, for speaking about the issue while a Trans-Pacific Partnership meeting was taking place in the building. The meeting included policymakers from dozens of countries. Zahara was not welcome there.
She led her protest in the hallway outside the meeting with a shirt that read, "I Have Cancer. I Can't Wait Years." She is protesting the "death sentence" in the controversial TPP trade agreement. Not only is the agreement selling away Americans' sovereignty, destroying democracy and putting corporations in control, but it is also blocking countless cancer patients from receiving affordable cancer medications.
For those who have become dependent on cancer control drugs, the prices are set to go up under the TPP deal. The deal gives the biggest pharmaceutical companies strict control over the drug market, keeping affordable generics out and blocking more valuable therapies from ever competing in the medical marketplace.
National sovereignty sold away, democracy shattered by Obama's TPP deal
Obama's TPP deal is literally a war on cancer patients. Those who expose what's going on, like Zahara Heckscher, are swiftly carried away by police. This video shows how Heckscher was treated when she came to the TPP meeting in Atlanta. She was whisked away in handcuffs because she refused to leave the area outside the meeting.
As the above video shows, democracy is dead in the US, and the government that is supposed to represent the people has been sold away to powerful industries and self-serving bureaucrats.
After the arrest, Heckscher explained her position: "For thousands of women to die unnecessary of breast cancer because of the TPP is a horrible, cruel, premeditated, and avoidable catastrophe. The provisions being decided by TPP ministers today could allow drug monopolies on biologics for 8 years. Some of these medicines cost up to tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. When you have breast cancer today, you can't wait 8 years or 7 years or 6 years for a treatment to become available or affordable.
"When you have cancer, even a one-year delay in affordable medicine can be a death sentence. That is why we call this proposed provision of the TPP a 'death sentence clause.' If it passes, thousands of women like me will die waiting," she stated.
As the pharmaceutical industry holds people's lives in the balance, the TPP deal brings on the final death blow for many, making struggling people beg for their cancer treatments. Heckscher has used trastuzumab (Hercepin) and pertuzumab (Perjeta) and is currently on denosumab (Xgeva) treatments while undergoing chemotherapy as part of a clinical trial. Under the new TPP deal, her access to these treatments may be cut off.
The good news for Zahara and millions of others is that there are many actions they can take personally to create an internal environment within their bodies to make cancer regress.
A powerful new documentary series called "The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest" is set to launch October 13, 2015, and will provide valuable information to cancer patients who have been sold out by Big Pharma and the government. Make sure to sign up for FREE while you can!
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