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Reproductive Health & Zika in Venezuela

This post was written by Andrés Constantin. Andrés is an adjunct professor of law at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Any questions or comments can be directed to aconstantin@utdt.edu. On February 5, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein stated that upholding women’s human rights is essential if the response to the […]

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Is the “Best If Used By” Food Date Label the Best Buy to Prevent Food Waste?

This post was written by Janelle Langan, a LL.M Global Health Law Graduate from Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments about the post should be directed to jl2009@georgetown.edu. As the recent holiday season comes to a close, it is clear that food is not only a traditional basic need but also a central […]

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Obama signs $6.3 billion Cures Act – But Does it Do More Harm than Good?

On December 13th, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law. This law provides $6.3 billion for cancer cure research, and to address the growing opioid drug abuse epidemic. The Act also allows for a more streamlined approval process for the FDA to bring new drugs and medical devices to the market. While […]

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Legal cannabis: what we know and what is soon to come

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about what the results of the cannabis ballot initiatives could mean for legalization in the U.S.. I mentioned that although four new states legalized cannabis for personal use, it will be a couple of years until we see these fully implementing their regulated markets. However, while we […]

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Brazil, Zika and the Right to Abortion

This post was written by Debora Diniz. Debora is a tenured professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Brasília and visiting professor on the Bioethics, Applied Ethics and Public Health Program at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Rio de Janeiro, as well as a researcher at Anis – Institute of Bioethics. Debora is […]

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