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Let the Games Begin: Legal and Health Dramas Off-field Risk Overshadowing Rio

This week has been an interesting week in the world of international sports and health law. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced today that it will uphold the suspension of the Russian track and field team originally imposed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) from the upcoming games in Rio in […]

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Strengthening Immunization in Conflict-Affected Countries

Nicholas J. Diamond, J.D., LL.M., M.B.E. Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nation Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) released the latest data on global immunization coverage. While the data showed evidence of improvement in global immunization coverage, progress remains short of global immunization targets set by the Global Vaccine Action Plan […]

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Viral Hepatitis is the seventh leading cause of death worldwide: Yet U.S. treatment interventions continue to go underfunded

An article published on July 6, 2016 in The Lancet ranks viral hepatitis infections – specifically both Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) – as the seventh leading cause of death worldwide in 2013, up from tenth in 1990. Where other infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and diarrheal diseases saw sharp declines over this timespan, HBV […]

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Two years and counting: cannabis legalization efforts are starting to paint a clearer picture

By Philipp Nagel and Fernanda Alonso  A month ago, rumors spread that the DEA was about to reschedule cannabis from a Schedule I to a Schedule II drug in the Controlled Substances Act. Even though this rescheduling would not have many impacts in terms of legalization, it would allow derivatives of cannabis to be made available […]

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Finding Calm in the Storm- Some Benefits of Meditation

It can feel like now is a particularly difficult time to be a citizen of the World. The news is full of stories of insecurity from the violence and terror that continues to occur at a global scale both at home and abroad, fear of disease through the spread of the zika virus, economic uncertainty […]

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