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Monthly Archives: December 2016

12.23.16

HIV in Communities of Color: The Importance of Adolescent Access to Biomedical Prevention

By Sean Bland

On December 3, 2016, I presented at the opening plenary session of the National HIV PrEP Summit in San Francisco. At the summit, NMAC released a State of the State report that Jeffrey S. Crowley and I prepared as the first part of a two-part Blueprint for HIV Biomedical Prevention. The State of the State report […]

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12.22.16

Obama signs $6.3 billion Cures Act – But Does it Do More Harm than Good?

By Sonia Canzater

On December 13th, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law. This law provides $6.3 billion for cancer cure research, and to address the growing opioid drug abuse epidemic. The Act also allows for a more streamlined approval process for the FDA to bring new drugs and medical devices to the market. While […]

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12.15.16

Celebrating 10 years of the Convention on Disability Rights

By Anna Roberts

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Convention) by the United Nations General Assembly. The Convention has been ratified by 170 countries and established frameworks and reporting requirements to ensure the inclusion of all individuals with disabilities in social, political and economic […]

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12.09.16

Legal cannabis: what we know and what is soon to come

By Fernanda Alonso

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about what the results of the cannabis ballot initiatives could mean for legalization in the U.S.. I mentioned that although four new states legalized cannabis for personal use, it will be a couple of years until we see these fully implementing their regulated markets. However, while we […]

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12.02.16

Court of Appeal ruling paves the way for implementation of PrEP

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Dena Kirpalani. Dena is an LL.M. candidate in Global Health Law and International Institutions at Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments can be directed to dak90@georgetown.edu. The ruling by the Court of Appeal on November 11, 2016 put to bed a disagreement in England over which authority was […]

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