Bolivia’s Health at a Crossroad: USAID Is Expelled and Bolivia Launches Its Own Health Program

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Only days after the Bolivian Constitutional Court ruled that Evo Morales could run for a third consecutive term in 2014, on May 1, Morales announced USAID’s expulsion from Bolivian soil–another one of Morales’ efforts to decrease U.S. presence and influence in the country (he expelled the U.S. Ambassador and the Drug Enforcement Agency in 2008). […]

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O'Neill Institute's 100th Post – A Look Back

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In honor of the O’Neill Institute’s 100th blog post, we present a “top ten” list of some of our most memorable posts: 1. The Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act Upheld: The Individual Mandate is a Tax. States Have a Choice Whether to Expand Medicaid  (June 2012). 2. New York’s Ban on Large Sodas: […]

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Latino Population in the U.S. Disproportionately Affected by the Obesity Crisis

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Recently, there have been a number of studies showing that the Latino population in the United States is disproportionately affected by obesity.  With Latinos as the fastest–growing ethnic group in the United States, this critical public health issue must be addressed sooner rather than later.  As evidence on the impact of obesity on the Latino […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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