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Monthly Archives: May 2017

05.24.17

O’Neill Institute Contributes to Public Comment on PrEP for HIV Prevention

By Sean Bland

I would like to discuss the O’Neill Institute’s contribution to a recent public comment. The content of the public comment will be reviewed by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), but also may be of interest to general audiences. On March 22, 2017, Jeffrey S. Crowley and I partnered with researchers at The Fenway […]

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05.18.17

The fight against hidden suffering: El Salvador to decriminalize abortion

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Andrés Constantin. Andrés is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Any questions or comments can be directed to aconstantin@utdt.edu.  The opportunity has presented and it is time to seize it The ruling party in El Salvador, Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) has proposed […]

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05.15.17

Solidarity in Our Diversity

By Eric A. Friedman

If you were in New York City and its environs in the weeks and months after September 11, 2001, as I was – or, I expect, just about anywhere in the United States – you will recall the American flags in the storefront windows, outside homes, everywhere really. Those banners of solidarity reminded us, as […]

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05.05.17

Louisiana Proposes that the Federal Government Bypass Patent Restrictions to Acquire Cheaper Hepatitis C Drugs

By Sonia Canzater

Anyone who follows U.S. public health issues – or who reads my blog posts – knows that the cost of the drugs needed to treat Hepatitis C infections is very high. The cost of these drugs is of particular concern to state health authorities who are charged with providing health care for Medicaid recipients and […]

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05.01.17

Remembering Tandala, 1977: Elucidating Ebola

By Tom Vincent

Forty years ago, in June 1977, a nine-year old girl died of acute hemorrhagic fever at a hospital in Tandala, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo).[i] Her post-mortem blood sample arrived at CDC-Atlanta nine days later, and despite the lack of refrigeration during shipping and its subsequent bacterial infection, scientists were able to positively […]

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05.01.17

Constitutional Challenge to Ohio HIV Criminalization Law

By Sean Bland

This post was written by Sean Bland and Safura Abdool Karim, a 2017 Global Health Law LL.M. Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. On May 17, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral arguments in State of Ohio v. Batista, a constitutional challenge to an Ohio law (R.C. 2903.11(B)(1)), which makes it a […]

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