09.27.19

Migrants’ Access to Healthcare: Data Wanted

By | Leave a Comment

Countries’ obligations to respond to the health needs of migrants (including regular and irregular migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers) was a topic of conversation at the O’Neill Institute this week. In 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, which proclaims Member States’ “commit[ment] to protecting the safety, dignity and […]

Posted in Global Health, Global Health Governance, HIV, Legal Issues ;

09.26.19

See the forest for the trees: the short-sightedness of a singular focus on e-cigarettes

By | Leave a Comment

The 2019 lunar new year was supposed to be an unlucky year for me based on Chinese astrology. I don’t usually give much weight to these horoscope-like predictions, but my awareness was heightened this year with my own wedding taking place earlier this month. Thankfully, it was a beautiful day, and I can report no […]

Posted in FDA, Food and Drug Law, Non-Communicable Diseases, Tobacco ; Tagged: , , .

09.17.19

Vaccines and Adolescent Decision-Making: Part 3

By | Leave a Comment

This post was written by Francesca Nardi, former intern at the O’Neill Institute, and Rebecca Reingold.  Other countries take various approaches to regulating the provision of childhood and adolescent vaccines, and many afford significantly greater deference to adolescents’ decision-making capacity than the U.S. Many of these approaches recognize that imposing fixed age restrictions on adolescent […]

Posted in uncategorized ; Tagged: , , , .

09.17.19

Quantity vs Quality: Legal Academia and Mental Health

By | Leave a Comment

It’s Friday, 4pm. You are sitting at your desk, trying to cope with three different big deadlines. The clock is ticking. You can feel the pressure. You realize that you are almost done when an email pops up in your inbox requesting you to work on an additional task before the end of the day. […]

Posted in uncategorized ; Tagged: .

09.10.19

Hepatitis Policy Project Releases New Brief on Expanding Syringe Service Programs as an Essential Tool to Achieve Hepatitis C Elimination in the U.S.

By | Leave a Comment

Institute Senior Associate Sonia Canzater and Infectious Diseases Initiative Program Director Jeffrey S. Crowley have authored the Hepatitis Policy Project’s latest “Big Ideas” issue brief that explains how expanding the number of syringe service programs (SSPs) is essential to improve the health of people with substance use disorder and stop the spread of hepatitis C […]

Posted in Hepatitis C, Hepatitis C News and Research, Hepatitis C News and Research, Hepatitis C Staff Insights ; Tagged: .

09.06.19

September is National Recovery Month

By | Leave a Comment

September is National Recovery Month, which celebrates recovery from substance use disorders and mental health conditions and serves to increase awareness and understanding. I was thinking about this as I sat in my office last week across from a new first year law student here at Georgetown Law.  We talked about law school, what to […]

Posted in Addiction ;

09.06.19

The Growing Consumption of Hookah Tobacco among the US Youth and Gaps in Enforcing Existing Laws

By | Leave a Comment

Since May 2016, when it had issued the final deeming rule, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is exercising an extended regulatory power over all tobacco products including electronic nicotine delivery systems, cigars, hookah (water pipe) tobacco, pipe tobacco, etc. By subjecting hookah (also called shisha or waterpipe) tobacco under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic […]

Posted in Addiction, FDA, Tobacco ;

09.04.19

The Framework Convention on Global Health: An Empowering International Instrument to Advance the Right to Health

By | Leave a Comment

We often look to how the Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH) would empower people, enhancing meaningful participation and government accountability to the right to health, with an emphasis on people who now have the least voice and to whom governments are least accountable. Such empowerment is central to the FCGH. Here, I focus on […]

Posted in Global Health, Health and Human Rights, Human Rights, Legal Issues, WHO ; Tagged: , , , , , , , , , .

08.30.19

Rethinking the Deferral Period on Blood Donation: A More Tailored Measure than General Deferral on Men Who Have Sex with Men

By | Leave a Comment

The French government recently lifted its blood donation ban on men who have sex with men (MSM). Currently, gay and bisexual men must abstain from having sex with men for 12 months in order to donate blood. As of February 1, 2020, the deferral period will be 4 months instead of 12. Ultimately, the French […]

Posted in HIV ;

08.29.19

The other confidentiality

By | Leave a Comment

Attorneys’ duty of confidentiality, its limits and consequences, are often portrayed in movies, tv series, and every introductory law class. It is considered and understood as an essential guarantee for the right of every individual to a fair defense and as a major pillar of the judicial system. However, when it comes to the medical […]

Posted in uncategorized ;

Stay Informed

Signup for our mailing list and stay up to date on the latest happenings at The O’Neill Institute

Or sign up for our RSS Feed

The views reflected in this blog are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily represent those of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law or Georgetown University. This blog is solely informational in nature, and not intended as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed and retained attorney in your state or country.

See the full disclaimer and terms of use.