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11.22.11

Court Enjoins FDA Tobacco Labels

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This post was authored by O’Neill Institute research assistant and third-year Georgetown University Law Center student Mirona Dragnea. On November 7, 2011, District Judge Richard J. Leon of the D.C. District Court sided with five tobacco companies in granting a preliminary injunction in R.J. Reynolds v. U.S. FDA. The decision prohibits the United States Food […]

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09.27.11

After Several Other Circuits Split on the Constitutionality of Health Reform, Which Way Will the D.C. Circuit Go?

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This post was authored by O’Neill Institute research assistant and second-year Georgetown University Law Center student Dinesh Kumar. For more information on all of the pending challenges to the Affordable Care Act, visit http://www.healthlawandlitigation.com.  The website, a joint effort by the O’Neill Institute and the National Health Law Program, tracks the progress of litigation through […]

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08.19.11

Peruvian Constitutional Tribunal Upholds Constitutionality of Reformed Smoke Free Law

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On July 19, 2011 the Constitutional Tribunal of Peru rejected the unconstitutionality challenge presented by Jaime Barco Roda on behalf of 5,000 Peruvian citizens.* The Court upheld the constitutionality of the country’s reformed Law 28705 – Law for the Prevention and Control of Tobacco Consumption Risks (“Law 28705”).  The decision extensively cited the amicus brief […]

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08.08.11

Tobacco Control and International Trade in Africa

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Note: From the American Cancer Society’s Blog, The Global Fight Against Cancer “Tobacco Control and International Trade in Africa” (August 8, 2011) Representatives from 13 African countries learn new skills to fight the deadly tobacco trade Nairobi, Kenya — The American Cancer Society organised an international trade and tobacco control workshop from July 26–28, in […]

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08.01.11

What Does It Mean to Inform?

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This post was authored by Sam Halabi, J.D., M.Phil., Assistant Professor, University of Tulsa College of Law. What Does it Mean to Inform? In response to the graphic warnings released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on June 21, 2011, tobacco firms have asserted that the warnings violate their First Amendment rights by forcing […]

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07.22.11

Workshop on Legal issues in Tobacco Control for Latin American Attorneys

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The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, in collaboration with the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, and the Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control organized a workshop on Law and Tobacco Control in Rio de Janeiro on June 15-17, 2011. This training […]

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07.14.11

Not just India: The EU-India trade negotiations and global drug access

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This post was authored by O’Neill Institute summer research assistant Sean Dickson, JD/MPH candidate at the University of Michigan. Since 2007, the EU and India have been negotiating a bi-lateral free trade agreement (FTA) with quite a few stumbling blocks. The most recent was a declaration by India, delivered via a UNAIDS press release, that […]

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07.06.11

The Supreme Court’s Decision in Sorrell v. IMS Health and Public Health

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This post authored by O’Neill Institute Research Assistant and rising Georgetown Law 2L, Dinesh Kumar. In a 6-3 decision on June 23, the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a Vermont law prohibiting pharmacies from selling prescriber-identifiable drug information to “data mining” companies.  These companies aggregate and sell this data (which doesn’t identify patients) to pharmaceutical companies, which promote sales […]

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06.10.11

Launch of HealthLawandLigitation.com

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The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) and the O’Neill Institute are pleased to announce the launch of HealthLawandLitigation.com. Since the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), more than a dozen lawsuits have been filed in federal courts challenging the constitutionality of the law.  NHeLP and the O’Neill Institute have joined together […]

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06.07.11

From Science Speaks Blog: Dybul on PEPFAR

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Note: The following is a re-post of the interview by John Donnelly, “Dybul on PEPFAR: ‘The sky was the limit,’” which was originally published on Science Speaks: HIV & TB News on June 2, 2011.  It is re-posted here with permission from Science Speaks. John Donnelly, Dybul on PEPFAR: ‘The sky was the limit’ Ambassador […]

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