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Monthly Archives: June 2013

06.27.13

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

By O’Neill Institute

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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06.21.13

The End of “Pay-for-Delay”? By Opening Collusive Pharmaceutical Settlements to Antitrust Scrutiny, FTC v. Actavis Promises to Make Medicines More Affordable

By Daniel Hougendobler

  In a decision that could save U.S. consumers and taxpayers billions of dollars a year, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that “pay-for-delay,” also known as “reverse payment” settlements, between name-brand and generics pharmaceutical companies are subject to antitrust laws. The seeds of the controversy were planted in 1984 with the passage of the Hatch-Waxman […]

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06.14.13

Lessons from the Industry

By Susan C. Kim

In her opening remarks to the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion, Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned: [e]fforts to prevent non-communicable diseases go against the business interests of powerful economic operators. In my view, this is one of the biggest challenges facing health promotion . . . [i]t is […]

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06.12.13

Health Privacy Summit

By O’Neill Institute

On June 5 and 6 the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Patient Privacy Rights co-hosted a two-day health privacy summit on the Georgetown University Law Center campus. This year’s discussions included the challenges of ensuring personal control over health information in the face of rapid global deployment of healthcare IT and […]

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06.11.13

Health Implications of Coca-Cola Investment in Myanmar?

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This post was written by Benn McGrady, Project Director of the O’Neill Institute’s Trade, Investment, and Health Initiative.  It was originally published on the O’Neill Institute’s Trade, Investment, and Health Initiative Blog.  Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to bm363@law.georgetown.edu.   To much fanfare in the US media Coca-Cola has announced […]

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06.07.13

A Surprising U.S. Intervention at the 66th World Health Assembly Breathes Life Into a Proposed WHO Biomedical R&D Treaty

By Daniel Hougendobler

For those hoping for a biomedical research and development treaty, the 2013 World Health Assembly (WHA) concluded with a glimmer of hope.  The WHA both called for greater study into current research and development trends and adopted an unexpected U.S. proposal to convene a series of advisory meetings, tasked with developing demonstration projects intended to […]

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06.05.13

O’Neill Institute Blog on Trade, Investment, and Health

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Please check out the O’Neill Institute’s blog on Trade, Investment, and Health.  Part of the O’Neill Institute’s Initiative on Trade, Investment, and Health, the blog examines current and emerging issues at the intersection of these fields. Recent posts include: GMO Wheat leads to Import Restrictions in Japan and Korea. EU– India FTA Negotiations: Opening a New […]

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06.05.13

Mobile Phones as a Tool for Providing South African Mothers with Maternal Health Information

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This post was written by Annie Wattenmaker, an intern at the O’Neill Institute and a rising sophomore at the University of Virginia. Any questions or comments can be directed to alw8ew@virginia.edu. MAMA, the Global Alliance for Maternal Action, has turned into a global movement that uses mobile technology to improve the health of mothers in […]

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