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Author Archives: Margherita Cinà

03.20.20

An International Perspective on Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Jails and Prisons

By Margherita Cinà

Co-written by Margherita Cinà (Fellow) and Regina LaBelle (Program Director of the Addiction and Public Policy Initiative). As jails and prisons across the United States continue to provide limited and fragmented medication-based treatment for opioid use disorder, it is worth looking beyond these borders to see what treatments for people in correctional settings are available […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

02.21.20

A Framework Convention on Alcohol Control? Part 1.

By Margherita Cinà

In my last post, I briefly outlined how tobacco is now subject to strict legal restrictions in the United States. The sale, promotion, and advertising of tobacco products are also subject to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), an international legally binding treaty negotiated under the World Health Organization (WHO). Adopted in 2003 (in […]

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Thematic Areas: Non-Communicable Diseases

02.07.20

What does the Super Bowl have to do with Noncommunicable Diseases?

By Margherita Cinà

Last Sunday, I participated for the first time* in the great American tradition of watching the Super Bowl. During my emersion into this experience, I learned that every year, Super Bowl Nation awaits in anticipation for the commercials: they seem to be almost as important as the game itself! This year’s commercials, which reached on […]

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Thematic Areas: Non-Communicable Diseases

10.10.19

Our House is on Fire: Climate Change as a Global Public Health Crisis

By Margherita Cinà

In September, the United Nations Secretary-General convened a Climate Action Summit to mobilize governments, businesses, and civil society organizations to enhance global action and address the undeniable threats from climate change. In his opening statement, UN Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated that: “[t]he best science, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, tells us that […]

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