Tag Archives: national health law

09.04.13

Who Owns Human Genes?

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Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University recently published an article in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). An extract of the piece is below as is a link to the complete article. Any questions or comments can be directed to gostin@law.georgetown.edu. EXTRACT Angelina […]

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07.18.13

Safety and efficacy of electronic cigarettes to quit smoking are not scientifically demonstrated says WHO – A clear answer to a (not so) complicated problem?

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This post was written by Florian Kastler (Global Health LL.M. 2011), visiting researcher at Georgetown University Law Center. Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to florian.kastler@gmail.com. Last week, on 9 July 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) updated its Questions and answers on electronic cigarettes or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) […]

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07.17.13

Industry Trumps Evidence in Tobacco Packaging U-Turn

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This post was written by Holly Jarman, Research Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan.  For more information about this post, please contact hjarman@umich.edu. The original post can be found at the Huffington Post. The government’s disappointing U-turn over plain packaging of tobacco has dealt a blow to campaigners and shows a government attempting to […]

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07.10.13

Can new FDA graphic warning labels for tobacco pass a first amendment legal challenge?

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A Georgetown public health expert and attorney examines what the FDA must do to prevail. WASHINGTON — When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) imposes new graphic warning labels for tobacco products, they can survive a First Amendment challenge if they depict health consequences and their effectiveness is supported by adequate scientific evidence, says […]

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06.27.13

Nudging one’s way to a healthy lifestyle – A look at regulations in health through the lens of behavioral economics

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This post was written by Mengyi Xu, O’Neill Institute Summer Intern, Princeton University ’14.  Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to mxu@princeton.edu. To regulate or not to regulate, that is always the question. On the opening day of the O’Neill Institute’s Summer Program on NCDs and law, Professor Alberto Alemanno from HEC […]

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06.25.13

The AMA Recognizes Obesity as a Disease – Why the controversy surrounding this decision is missing the point and why this decision is the good one?

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This post was written by Florian Kastler (Global Health LL.M. 2011), visiting researcher at Georgetown University Law Center. Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to florian.kastler@gmail.com. By a decision overriding its own council on Science and Public Health, the house of delegates of the American Medical Association (AMA) has officially recognized […]

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06.03.13

O'Neill Institute's 100th Post – A Look Back

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In honor of the O’Neill Institute’s 100th blog post, we present a “top ten” list of some of our most memorable posts: 1. The Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act Upheld: The Individual Mandate is a Tax. States Have a Choice Whether to Expand Medicaid  (June 2012). 2. New York’s Ban on Large Sodas: […]

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05.22.13

Summer Program Application Deadline Extended!

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The O’Neill Institute Summer Program on Non-Communicable Diseases and the Law application deadline is extended to Friday, May 31! Apply Now! For a detailed outline of each day’s courses and more information about the program please visit: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/summerprogram/

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04.11.13

The Fourth Annual Empirical Health Law Conference at Georgetown Law

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Empirical Health Law Conference Friday, April 19, 2013 * 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM * Room 2000 Eric E. Hotung International Law Building * Georgetown University Law Center The Fourth Annual Empirical Health Law Conference at Georgetown Law will bring together top scholars to present working papers reflecting the most current set of research projects […]

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04.03.13

Updating the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program for a New Era: Examining critical issues facing this major program in the domestic HIV response

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This post was written by Jeffrey S. Crowley, Distinguished Scholar and Program Director, NationalHIV/AIDS Initiative at the O’Neill Institute.  Questions may be directed to Jeffrey.crowley@law.georgetown.edu. This is an exciting and dynamic time in responding to the HIV epidemic.  The United States continues to face a very serious epidemic, with 1.1 million Americans living with HIV […]

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