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Author Archives: Mary DeBartolo

03.12.15

Scheduling Ketamine under the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971: WHO Veto Power?

By Mary DeBartolo

Currently, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs is meeting in Vienna, Austria and one of the most debated issues is whether the Commission will vote to schedule the drug ketamine under the Convention of Psychotropic Substances of 1971. Regarding this issue, a critical legal interpretation question exists – does WHO have the power to veto the […]

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02.12.15

Five observations on the Ebola Special Session Resolution

By Mary DeBartolo

The Executive Board of the World Health Organization recently finished its special session on the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa and its 136th regular session. Significantly, the Executive Board adopted a resolution, EBSS3.R1 (Ebola Resolution), during the special session. This Resolution makes significant pronouncements and calls for a broad range of actions. However, a […]

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