05.31.13

World No Tobacco Day 2013

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In honor of World No Tobacco Day 2013, we wanted to share the O’Neill Institute’s Global Tobacco Control project. According to the World Health Organization, tobacco kills nearly 6 million people per year.  This includes more than 600, 000 nonsmokers who will die from exposure to tobacco smoke.  Unchecked, the tobacco epidemic will kill more […]

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05.31.13

The FDA Doubles Down On Its Plan B Troubles

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This post was written by Lisa Heinzerling, Georgetown University Law Professor.  It was originally published at http://www.progressivereform.org/CPRBlog.cfm?idBlog=F1C5C783-B117-2E4B-A0EB01D31FFD9A20. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to heinzerl@law.georgetown.edu. A panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York has just taken under consideration the Food and Drug Administration’s motion for a stay of […]

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05.23.13

Reforming Food Law in China

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This post was written by Alberto Alemanno, O’Neill Institute Scholar .  It was originally published at http://albertoalemanno.eu/category/blog. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to alemanno@hec.fr. Barely a day goes by in China without news of yet another food safety scandal. This situation is seriously affecting not only the Chinese’s sentiment of […]

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05.22.13

Summer Program Application Deadline Extended!

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The O’Neill Institute Summer Program on Non-Communicable Diseases and the Law application deadline is extended to Friday, May 31! Apply Now! For a detailed outline of each day’s courses and more information about the program please visit: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/summerprogram/

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05.18.13

Inter-American Commission Grants Precautionary Measures to Save the Life of Beatriz

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 This post was written by Francisco J. Quintana (Legal Intern from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, and Paula Avila Guillen (Institute Associate) of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to pa390@law.georgetown.edu. “Beatriz”, a 22-year old woman, is pregnant with an anencephalic fetus. She has been diagnosed with […]

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05.15.13

O'Neill Institute Summer Program – Speakers

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The O’Neill Institute 2013 Summer Program is just around the corner. We are thrilled to announce our exciting guest lecturers for this year’s program on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the law. The list of lecturers is below. About the Summer Program As global efforts to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are accelerating, complexity is increasing and […]

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05.08.13

Shanghai Visiting Scholars' Presentation on "Drug Sale Management in China"

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On April 24, the O’Neill Institute hosted a presentation by two visiting scholars from the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration (SHFDA).  Mr. Ji Chen is the Deputy Director of the Department of Drug Sale and Marketing Control at the SHFDA headquarters. Mr. Junhua Wu is the Senior Drug Inspection Officer of the Pudong Branch of the SHFDA.

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05.07.13

O'Neill Institute's Work on Global Tobacco Control Featured in Tobacco and Poverty Research Network Newsletter

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The O’Neill Institute’s work with international human rights and global tobacco control is featured in the latest edition of the Tobacco and Poverty Research Network newsletter, written by Oscar Cabrera, Executive Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.  An excerpt of the article is below. Any questions can be directed to cabrera@law.georgetown.edu. International Human […]

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05.02.13

From JAMA Forum: The Clash Between Industry and Civil Society Over Generic Drugs

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This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University.  Professor Gostin is also a University Professor and director of a World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights.  For more information about this post, please contact gostin@law.georgetown.edu. […]

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04.30.13

The Power of Sharing: Rethinking the Future of Intellectual Property and Biomedical Research

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Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Case No. 11-725, on the eligibility of patenting the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which identify hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. The Court granted certiorari to hear this case after a split developed among the United States circuit court of […]

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