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04.03.14

July 14-18 – Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law (O’Neill Institute Summer Program with Confirmed Speakers)

By O’Neill Institute

Please join the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University for a one-week intensive summer institute exploring the domestic and international legal, regulatory, and policy framework shaping the safety and availability of foods and medicines worldwide. The program will cover U.S. domestic law including recent laws and regulations; international regulatory harmonization […]

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04.03.14

The use of law as an instrument in prevention: A short report from the EU Summit on Chronic Diseases

By Belinda Reeve

  Today I attended the first day of the EU Summit on Chronic Diseases. The Summit brings together policymakers, stakeholders and interest groups involved in chronic disease prevention, with the aim of developing a set of recommendations for policy action to reduce the medical, social and economic burden of chronic diseases in the EU. This […]

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04.02.14

Five Things About the Affordable Care Act Post Open Enrollment

By Susan C. Kim

This post was co-authored by Michael Templeman, Director, New Initiatives at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. The first open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “Obamacare” officially closed on March 31.  Here are five things to know about the ACA post-open enrollment. 1. Number of Enrollees Has Exceeded […]

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04.01.14

Building on the Affordable Care Act to Make the Health System Work for Young Gay Men

By O’Neill Institute

The initial open enrollment period for private insurance under the Affordable Care Act ends on March 31st, 2014. Getting those with HIV and at risk for HIV enrolled in insurance is a critical step in containing the HIV epidemic. Equally important work must continue after initial enrollment to assure coverage that provides access to culturally […]

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03.27.14

Fighting fat: What we can learn from the military’s war on obesity?

By Belinda Reeve

  September 11 and the 2011 anthrax attacks drew America’s attention to the role of public health in national security. The events of 2011 also led to an overhaul of public health laws that enable governments to respond rapidly and effectively to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. Yet one of the biggest threats to […]

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03.26.14

The Boogeymen of HIV that Never Were

By Brian Honermann

In the 30 plus years since HIV was first described, there’s been an omnipresent desire to identify the “bad actors” that are responsible for HIV becoming an epidemic. This is true nowhere more than in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Much blame over the years has been laid at the feet of those who are perceived as […]

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03.21.14

Universal Health Coverage Should Be Universal: An Analysis of a World Health Organization/World Bank Proposal

By Eric A. Friedman

Universal health coverage (UHC). It is an ambitious, historic goal. At least in its strongest form, it entails enabling all people to receive the health services they need. Not long ago, it seemed that UHC would be included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will replace the Millennium Development Goals after 2015. While no […]

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03.20.14

The ACA’s Contraception Coverage Mandate: Constitutional Limits On Exempting Employers

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by John D. Kraemer, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Systems Administration at Georgetown University and O’Neill Institute Scholar.  It was originally published in the Health Affairs Blog on March 20, 2014, and the summary is posted here with permission of the author.  The views presented here are his own. […]

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03.18.14

O'Neill Institute: Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 Fellows

By O’Neill Institute

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law is seeking exceptionally qualified candidates to serve as O’Neill Institute Law Fellows. Housed at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., the O’Neill Institute is a leading research institute for health law. For more details about O’Neill and its ongoing work please visit www.oneillinstitute.org. Law Fellows are based […]

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03.13.14

"Uganda Be Kidding Me": Anti-Homosexuality Bill Becomes Law

By Ana S. Ayala

On February 24, 2014, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni signed the infamous anti-homosexuality bill into law. He signed it despite threats of losing economic aid from the United States (Uganda’s largest donor). Now, a number donors have suspended aid to Uganda, including the United States and the World Bank. The European Parliament passed a resolution just […]

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