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Monthly Archives: October 2015

10.30.15

Criminal Convictions for Selling Contaminated Peanut Butter – How About for Marketing Cigarettes, Too?

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by O’Neill Institute Executive Director, Oscar Cabrera and O’Neill Institute Faculty Director, Lawrence O. Gostin. Any questions about this post can be directed to cabrera@law.georgetown.edu or gostin@law.georgetown.edu. A prior O’Neill Institute blog by Aliza Glasner reported on the criminal convictions and sentencing of food company executives in the United States for […]

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10.27.15

Are hot dogs the new cigarette? What to make of WHO's latest finding

By Aliza Glasner

Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) made waves with meat-eaters around the world by classifying processed meat as carcinogenic, and red meat as probably carcinogenic: Processed Meat: Processed meat was classified as carcinogenic to humans based on sufficient evidence in humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer. Red meat:  After thoroughly reviewing […]

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10.26.15

Research Assistants – An Introduction to Working in Global Health Law

By Mary DeBartolo

Interested in how law could be used to address a global health issue? Don’t let one of my biggest academic regrets become yours! One of my biggest regrets from my years in undergraduate and graduate school is that I did not get to know my professors well and get involved in their research. I always felt awkward […]

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10.22.15

The O’Neill Institute Responds to WHO’s Dr. Margaret Chan’s Global Futures Initiative Lecture

By O’Neill Institute

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law was pleased to attend Georgetown University’s Global Futures Initiative lecture by Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization on the “Global Future of Governance.”  Members of our team were invited to submit responses to the Global Futures Initiative blog, which are excerpted below. […]

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10.21.15

An Eye-Opening Evening

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Rebecca Donsky, a 2016 candidate for the Global Health Law LL.M. at Georgetown Law.  The views presented here are her own. Any questions or comments can be directed to rd886@georgetown.edu. On September 30, 2015 I attended an event at Georgetown Law hosted by Professor Eric Rosenthal of Georgetown Law, the […]

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10.20.15

Trade liberalization for tobacco products doesn’t make sense: why the O’Neill is petitioning against U.S. tobacco product import subsidies

By Katherine Shats

I have previously written about the absurdity of treating tobacco like any other good in the market, specifically the inconsistencies between antitrust law and public health regulation. It’s concerning – and frightening – when economists and free trade advocates forget that, unlike any other commercial good, tobacco products harm and frequently kill those that use […]

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10.16.15

Reflecting on Indigenous health disparities on Columbus Day

By Anna Roberts

This week we celebrated Columbus Day, when we mark the arrival of European culture to the shores of the ‘New World’. It can be easy to forget that there was nothing ‘new’ about these shores upon Columbus’s arrival. There were many existing cultures already present with their own religious beliefs, customs and ways of life. […]

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10.15.15

Global Health’s 21st Century Challenge: From An Inspiring Lecture to A Candid Conversation with WHO's Dr. Margaret Chan

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Anna Tordjmann, a 2016 candidate for the Global Health Law LL.M. at Georgetown Law.  The views presented here are her own. Any questions or comments can be directed to at925@law.georgetown.edu. I am a candidate in the Global Health Law LL.M at Georgetown Law, and I received the unique chance to […]

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10.12.15

The unmet need for family planning, an unmet human right

By Rebecca Reingold

On October 9-11, the University of Washington School of Law hosted the Human Right to Family Planning Conference. It explored the relationship between the right to health and family planning – globally and locally, bringing together advocates, doctors, nurses, lawyers, public health professionals, pharmacists, politicians, academics and researchers, among others.

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