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12.03.20

What Should Food Banks Do When Demand Outpaces Supply in Emergencies?

By O’Neill Institute

This expert column was written by Sarah Wetter and James G. Hodge, Jr.  For millions of Americans this holiday season, the most critical line they face is not for COVID-19 testing, vaccines, or unemployment benefits, but rather the long wait at food banks and pantries across the country. As the toll of the pandemic worsens, […]

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Thematic Areas: Health & Human Rights

12.01.20

Could a Systems Approach be the Disruptor Needed in HIV Prevention?

By O’Neill Institute

This expert column was written by Charles Holmes, Sara M. Allinder, and Anna Carter.   Business as usual is not working in HIV prevention. The latest UNAIDS data from 2019 demonstrates that we are collectively failing to bring down the number of new infections globally. Despite tremendous gains in the number of people living with HIV […]

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11.12.20

Medication-Based Treatment for Substance Use Disorder in Correctional Facilities: Critical Components Missing from MOUD Legislation

By O’Neill Institute

This expert column was written by Madelyn O’Kelley-Bangsberg. Over the last several years, there has been increased attention to establishing adequate withdrawal and treatment protocols for persons with substance use disorders in jails and prisons. Advocates are trying to increase the availability of medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) within correctional facilities by bringing litigation […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

11.10.20

Medication-Based Treatment for Substance Use Disorder in Correctional Facilities: Factors Influencing the Enactment of Legislation

By O’Neill Institute

This expert column was written by Madelyn O’Kelley-Bangsberg. Across the country, correctional institutions are implementing medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) programs in jails and prisons to save lives and money. However, barriers to further expansion of MOUD programs persist, including stigma and immediate costs. In 2018, only 1% of jails and prisons in the […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

10.20.20

Leading the COVID-19 Vaccination Response: Lessons Learned from the Smallpox Eradication Campaign

By O’Neill Institute

This expert column was written by Adi Radhakrishnan.  With more than 40 million known cases worldwide, and many countries already experiencing a second surge, the global recovery from COVID-19 still appears far away. Experts recently forecast that that the full course of the pandemic will likely run for two years and will only subside if […]

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10.01.20

COVID-19 Global Action Plan Letter

By O’Neill Institute

The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been marked by a tragic lack of global solidarity, with several exceptions, notably COVAX, a global facility for equitable vaccine distribution. Dozens of global health leaders have therefore joined together to call upon a number of current presidents and prime ministers, The Elders, and the Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation to spearhead a […]

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Thematic Areas: Health & Human Rights

09.01.20

Big Soda Sanctioned for Deceptive Advertising in Landmark Decision in Colombia

By O’Neill Institute

This expert column was written by Isabel Barbosa and Ariadna Tovar Ramírez.  On July 10, 2020, the national authority on consumer protection in Colombia (Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio, or SIC) imposed a fine of approximately US$500,000 on Postobón, the biggest soda company in the country. The decision found that Postobón’s deceptive advertising of the […]

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08.20.20

Q&A with Kashish Aneja

By O’Neill Institute

Kashish Aneja is a practicing lawyer in New Delhi, and an international legal consultant specializing in Global Health Law. Currently, he’s consulting for the O’Neill Institute, and over the past 2 years, he worked in different capacities for the World Health Organization (WHO), Centre for Reproductive Rights and GAVI the Vaccine Alliance. 1. What drew […]

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08.11.20

Medication-Based Treatment for Substance Use Disorder in Correctional Facilities: 2020 State Legislation & the Long Road to Providing Treatment to Incarcerated Populations

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Kristin D. Ewing.  Over 20 million people reported having a substance use disorder in 2018, including alcohol use disorders and opioid use disorders. As the science continues to shift on best practices for substance use disorder treatment, there has been a huge push to increase access to treatment and recovery […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

08.06.20

The Final Say on Australia’s Plain Packaging Law at the WTO

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Nicholas J. Diamond, JD, LLM, MBe, an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown Law. His academic work focuses on the intersection of economic issues, human rights, and the law. On June 9, the World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes concerning Australia’s plain packaging law for tobacco products, which began in 2012, […]

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