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Monthly Archives: April 2014

04.24.14

A nutritionist named Coca-Cola

By Aliza Glasner

This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case brought by POM Wonderful  gainst Coca-Cola, alleging fraudulent and deceptive advertising of Coca-Cola’s Pomegranate-Blueberry juice. The legal question centered on whether a private party can bring a lawsuit for misleading advertising if a label is compliant with regulations established by a federal agency, here the […]

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04.17.14

Employer-Based Health Care – All Cons, No Pros

By Brian Honermann

Since the beginning of the debates around the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there’s been a relatively muted on-going conversation about the value of the employer based health insurance model. It has, however, never really come to the fore as the ACA never seriously engaged with the idea of canning the whole system and starting fresh […]

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04.17.14

Innovative Solutions for Complex Health Challenges: Our Past, Present, and Future – The O'Neill Institute Retrospective

By O’Neill Institute

We are delighted to present the Retrospective for the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, Innovative Solutions for Complex Health Challenges: Our Past, Present, and Future.  

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04.15.14

US FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to Keynote O’Neill Institute Summer Program on Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law

By O’Neill Institute

The Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration, Margaret Hamburg will provide the keynote address to the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law’s Summer Program on Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law. Margaret A. Hamburg became the 21st commissioner of food and drugs on May 18, 2009. The second woman […]

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04.09.14

Planetary health, Lesson 1: What does evolving evidence on saturated fat say about the state of our species and our planet?

By Eric A. Friedman

I grew up quite sure about what was the greatest food threat to my health: fat. Not at first – I remember in elementary school the snacks my mother would prepare when my brother and I got home from school, with plenty of grapes, apples, peanut butter – and cheese. We had whole milk in […]

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04.09.14

July 21-25 – US Health Reform – The Affordable Care Act (O'Neill Institute Summer Program with Confirmed Speakers)

By O’Neill Institute

The American healthcare system has undergone enormous change in the last few years. At both the federal and state levels, understanding the new landscape introduced by the Affordable Care Act, with its legal intricacies and policy nuance, is paramount to anyone working in this field. This summer, join Georgetown scholars and DC health policy wonks […]

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04.04.14

Georgetown Celebrates the Launch of Global Health Law Book with Distinguished Panel

By Brian Honermann

On Monday evening, Georgetown Law celebrated the launch of O’Neill Institute Faculty Director, Lawrence Gostin’s new book Global Health Law. At the event, Ezekiel Emanuel, Laurie Garrett, and Edith Brown Weiss joined a panel, moderated by Gostin, to discuss the book and broader themes of global health and justice. This post provides a brief recap […]

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04.03.14

July 14-18 – Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law (O’Neill Institute Summer Program with Confirmed Speakers)

By O’Neill Institute

Please join the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University for a one-week intensive summer institute exploring the domestic and international legal, regulatory, and policy framework shaping the safety and availability of foods and medicines worldwide. The program will cover U.S. domestic law including recent laws and regulations; international regulatory harmonization […]

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04.03.14

The use of law as an instrument in prevention: A short report from the EU Summit on Chronic Diseases

By Belinda Reeve

  Today I attended the first day of the EU Summit on Chronic Diseases. The Summit brings together policymakers, stakeholders and interest groups involved in chronic disease prevention, with the aim of developing a set of recommendations for policy action to reduce the medical, social and economic burden of chronic diseases in the EU. This […]

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