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2017 News Archives

07.28.17

FDA Decision on E-Cigs is “Seriously Troublesome”, says former Tobacco Policy Official

By O'Neill Institute

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (July 28, 2017) — The decision today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on marketing requirements for tobacco products “will unnecessarily allow irresponsible tobacco companies to continue marketing hundreds of excessively harmful, kid-attracting brands of e-cigarettes and cigars,” says Eric Lindblom, JD, former director of the Office of […]

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07.12.17

Ethically Interpreting Eight Words in the Tobacco Control Act to Help FDA and the Courts

By O'Neill Institute

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (July 12, 2017) A novel project led by the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and funded by The Greenwall Foundation, will develop the most ethically appropriate, legally viable interpretations of a critical eight-word phrase in the Federal Tobacco Control Act, in addition to other related passages. […]

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06.13.17

Monitoring the Hepatitis C Epidemic in the United States: What Tools Are Needed to Achieve Elimination

By O'Neill Institute

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (June 13, 2017) — With a growing consensus in the global health community that Hepatitis C (HCV) could be eliminated, a new report from the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University highlights a key missing element needed to achieving complete elimination-adequate surveillance and monitoring-and […]

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