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Monthly Archives: August 2011

08.25.11

A debate about the international criminalization of falsification of medicines: responding to Attaran, Bate and Kendall

By Benn McGrady

Neil Boister and Benn McGrady In a recent article in Journal of International Criminal Justice, we responded to a proposal by Amir Attaran, Roger Bate and Megan Kendall that a treaty should be negotiated under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO). More specifically, we responded to the suggestion that a treaty for the […]

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08.19.11

Peruvian Constitutional Tribunal Upholds Constitutionality of Reformed Smoke Free Law

By O’Neill Institute

On July 19, 2011 the Constitutional Tribunal of Peru rejected the unconstitutionality challenge presented by Jaime Barco Roda on behalf of 5,000 Peruvian citizens.* The Court upheld the constitutionality of the country’s reformed Law 28705 – Law for the Prevention and Control of Tobacco Consumption Risks (“Law 28705”).  The decision extensively cited the amicus brief […]

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08.08.11

Tobacco Control and International Trade in Africa

By O’Neill Institute

Note: From the American Cancer Society’s Blog, The Global Fight Against Cancer “Tobacco Control and International Trade in Africa” (August 8, 2011) Representatives from 13 African countries learn new skills to fight the deadly tobacco trade Nairobi, Kenya — The American Cancer Society organised an international trade and tobacco control workshop from July 26–28, in […]

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08.03.11

Drugs, Babies, Nursing Homes, Cigarettes, and Death: A Year of Health Law at the Canadian Supreme Court

By Lorian Hardcastle

Given the importance of health as a public policy issue and its profound effect on an individual’s life, it is not surprising that courts are frequently called upon adjudicate health sector claims.  Due to the government’s increasing health sector regulation and, in Canada, its role as health system insurer, the government often appears as a party […]

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08.01.11

What Does It Mean to Inform?

By O’Neill Institute

This post was authored by Sam Halabi, J.D., M.Phil., Assistant Professor, University of Tulsa College of Law. What Does it Mean to Inform? In response to the graphic warnings released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on June 21, 2011, tobacco firms have asserted that the warnings violate their First Amendment rights by forcing […]

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