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Monthly Archives: April 2013

04.30.13

The Power of Sharing: Rethinking the Future of Intellectual Property and Biomedical Research

By Aliza Glasner

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Case No. 11-725, on the eligibility of patenting the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which identify hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. The Court granted certiorari to hear this case after a split developed among the United States circuit court of […]

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04.26.13

The Incarcerated Are Too Vulnerable to Consent

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University.  Professor Gostin is also a University Professor and director of a World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights.  For more information about this post, please contact gostin@law.georgetown.edu. […]

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04.18.13

Student-Led Global Health Impact Report Card Measures Universities’ Commitment to Equitable and Accessible Biomedical Research and Development

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Daniel Hougendobler (Georgetown Global Health LL.M. ’13).  Any questions about this post can be directed to dah93@law.georgetown.edu.  Universities play a vital and unique role in the development and equitable dissemination of biomedical innovations.  The recently-released Global Health Impact Report Card, created by Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), represents the […]

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04.17.13

Tobacco Endgame Strategies: Challenges in Ethics and Law

By O’Neill Institute

Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute and Bryan Thomas, Law Fellow with the O’Neill Institute published a piece, “Tobacco endgame strategies: challenges in ethics and law,” in the May issue of the Tobacco Control. An abstract of the piece is below as is a link to the complete article. Any questions or comments can […]

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04.11.13

The Fourth Annual Empirical Health Law Conference at Georgetown Law

By O’Neill Institute

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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04.04.13

Airline ‘Fat Taxes’: The Dilemmas of the ‘Pay as You Weigh’ Airline Pricing Policies

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Alberto Alemanno, O’Neill Institute Scholar .  It was originally published at . Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to alemanno@hec.fr. Why most airlines charge your extra-luggage but they do not charge your extra-weight? At a time of high fuel costs and experimental lifestyle regulatory action, economists, business […]

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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

By O’Neill Institute

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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