11.23.11

US law and possible Palestinian WHO membership: Implications for WHO funding

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This post was co-authored by Eric A. Friedman and Professor Lawrence O. Gostin. At the end of October, the United States announced that it would cease funding UNESCO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, when the agency voted to accept the Palestinian application for full membership, which will make Palestine UNESCO’s 195th member. This […]

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11.22.11

Court Enjoins FDA Tobacco Labels

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This post was authored by O’Neill Institute research assistant and third-year Georgetown University Law Center student Mirona Dragnea. On November 7, 2011, District Judge Richard J. Leon of the D.C. District Court sided with five tobacco companies in granting a preliminary injunction in R.J. Reynolds v. U.S. FDA. The decision prohibits the United States Food […]

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10.13.11

The Long March for Life and Dignity: Can a lesson learned in Paraguay help protect Bolivian indigenous communities in the TIPNIS?

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On August 15, 2011, at least 1,000 members of indigenous communities living in the Bolivian Indigenous Territory of the National Park Isiboro-Sécure (TIPNIS) began their long and treacherous march on foot to the capital city of La Paz in hopes of engaging the Bolivian government in a peaceful dialogue to prevent the government from building […]

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10.08.11

A Bad News Week for Women and HIV Prevention–and What's Next

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It started Wednesday, Sept. 28 when the Microbicide Trials Network—a clinical trials network funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)—announced that one arm of its VOICE study was being discontinued for futility.  VOICE follows 5000 sexually active, HIV-negative women in Uganda, South Africa and Zimbabwe, testing the safety and effectiveness of HIV prevention […]

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10.04.11

Medicaid Before the Supreme Court Today

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With Starbucks Venti in hand to ease the pain of waking up at 6:00 a.m. and the 45 degree weather, I eagerly lined up this morning to hear oral arguments at the Supreme Court with fellow health law fans, associates too far down the food chain to earn a seat at the counsel table, Mormon […]

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10.01.11

Unanswered Questions of the UN Summit on Non-communicable Diseases

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 The United Nation’s High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), convened at UN Headquarters September 19-20, brought with it high expectations. The only previous UN General Assembly Special Sessions on a health issue had been on HIV/AIDS, with the first, in 2001, credited with helping spur the […]

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09.27.11

After Several Other Circuits Split on the Constitutionality of Health Reform, Which Way Will the D.C. Circuit Go?

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This post was authored by O’Neill Institute research assistant and second-year Georgetown University Law Center student Dinesh Kumar. For more information on all of the pending challenges to the Affordable Care Act, visit http://www.healthlawandlitigation.com.  The website, a joint effort by the O’Neill Institute and the National Health Law Program, tracks the progress of litigation through […]

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09.24.11

Hunger breeds discontent

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The direct translation of an old Chinese saying is “people regard food as their heaven” (min yi shi wei tian, or food is what matters to people). However, the average person’s heaven seems broken in the Middle Kingdom. Chinese people still feel insecure about what they eat on a daily basis because nowadays food safety […]

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09.14.11

Briefing paper on tobacco product regulation and the WTO after US – Clove Cigarettes

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For those interested in matters of trade and health we have posted a briefing paper on the recent World Trade Organization panel report in US – Clove Cigarettes on the O’Neill Institute homepage (www.oneillinstitute.org). See the ‘recent news’ section. The abstract is as follows: On September 2, 2011, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released the […]

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08.25.11

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

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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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