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01.06.16

Public Health: A Missing Link in the Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence

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This post was written by O’Neill Institute Faculty Director, Lawrence O. Gostin and O’Neill Institute Associate, Aliza Glasner. Questions about this post can be directed to gostin@law.georgetown.edu or ayg8@law.georgetown.edu.   Yesterday, President Obama took a modest, but critical first step to strengthen America’s existing regulatory framework aimed at preventing firearm-related injuries and deaths. Speaking from […]

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05.02.14

The ACA: Towards “A State of Complete Physical, Mental and Social Well-Being”

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“Advancing the health of our nations is a fundamental commitment we make to all our people,” said U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibelius in representation of the Americas before the World Health Assembly in May 2013. She then added, “[a]s President Obama recently reminded us, access to health care is ‘not some […]

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02.07.14

CVS’s Bold Move: Goodbye Tobacco, Hello Health Care

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 This week, the second-largest drugstore chain CVS Caremark Corp. (CVS) announced that it will stop selling tobacco products in its 7,600 pharmacies starting on October 1. The medical and tobacco control advocacy organizations applaud the decision, as it contributes to combatting tobacco consumption in the U.S. and exerts pressure on competitors to do the same. […]

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02.22.13

God Bless America, a Nation Founded by Men Who Could Not Foresee the Glock and the 33 Round Clip

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This post was written by Katherine Record, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation.  Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to krecord@law.harvard.edu. Two years ago, former U.S. representative Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others were shot in plain daylight at a political rally in Tucson, […]

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