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Monthly Archives: November 2013

11.27.13

Retail Clinic: Friend or Foe?

By Ana S. Ayala

After not being able to get his son to the doctor for a strep throat test, Rick Krieger established the first retail clinic at a local grocery chain in 2000. The idea was to address issues of access to health care and allow patients to obtain care and treatment for minor conditions “in a quick, […]

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11.22.13

Remembering Belynda as the President Signs the HOPE Act

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Jeffrey S. Crowley, Distinguished Scholar and Program Director of the O’Neill Institute’s National HIV/AIDS Initiative. Any questions or comments can be directed to jsc26@law.georgetown.edu. Belynda Dunn has been on my mind all week.  Like too many people with HIV, she is someone we lost too soon.  She was an amazing […]

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11.20.13

The Public Health Lens and Health Care Reform

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Jacqueline Fox, JD, LLM, Associate Professor, School of Law, University of South Carolina. Any questions or comments can be directed to foxjr@law.sc.edu.   The Affordable Care Act is huge, and covers many, many things.  The focus of public debate in recent months has been on the parts related to personal […]

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11.19.13

It’s All About Legs-Part II: Squeaky Wheel Gets The Oil?

By Di Wu

After I wrapped up last month’s blog post on the ownership of amputated limbs in China, I read an astonishing news story online: a 47-year-old Chinese peasant, Mr. Zheng Yanliang, cut off his diseased right leg to save both his life and healthcare costs. Mr. Zheng lives in Qingyuan County in the Hebei Province, just […]

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11.13.13

A New Study Focuses on Child-Oriented Marketing Techniques in Snack Food in Guatemala

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Tanya Baytor, the O’Neill Institute LL.M. Program Director. Any questions or comments can be directed to teb39@law.georgetown.edu. A recent study examined the availability of and the marketing techniques used for child-oriented snack foods sold in school kiosks and convenience stores near public schools in Guatemala.  The study classified the majority […]

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11.12.13

Universal Health Coverage, Non-communicable Diseases, and Indicators

By Eric A. Friedman

The large and growing burden of non-communicable diseases in lower-income countries is now a common storyline in global health. So too is the global movement towards universal health coverage. Might the former help in measuring progress towards the latter? Might progress on addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – in particular, treatment for breast cancer, or perhaps […]

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11.11.13

Purchase Age Increase for Tobacco Products in NYC

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by William Thanhauser, O’Neill Institute Research Assistant and Georgetown University Law Center J.D. Candidate ’14. For more information about this post, please contact wdt9@law.georgetown.edu. Last week, the New York City Council passed a bill raising the minimum age to purchase “cigarettes, tobacco products, or electronic cigarettes” from 18 to 21. New […]

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11.07.13

Good Riddance to U.S. Trans Fats

By Daniel Hougendobler

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been subject to frequent criticism for its lax oversight of food safety, and particularly of food additives. However, this morning the agency stepped out ahead of most of its international peers, submitting for public comment a new determination that would effectively remove partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary […]

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