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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04.26.13

The Incarcerated Are Too Vulnerable to Consent

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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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04.23.13

Family Building with Donor Gametes: New Families, New Issues and International Perspectives

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Please find a summary of the recent Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Law Symposium below. The flier from the event can be found here. Any questions about this event or blog posting can be directed to sonia.allan@deakin.edu.au.

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04.18.13

Student-Led Global Health Impact Report Card Measures Universities’ Commitment to Equitable and Accessible Biomedical Research and Development

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This post was written by Daniel Hougendobler (Georgetown Global Health LL.M. ’13).  Any questions about this post can be directed to dah93@law.georgetown.edu.  Universities play a vital and unique role in the development and equitable dissemination of biomedical innovations.  The recently-released Global Health Impact Report Card, created by Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), represents the […]

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04.17.13

Tobacco Endgame Strategies: Challenges in Ethics and Law

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Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute and Bryan Thomas, Law Fellow with the O’Neill Institute published a piece, “Tobacco endgame strategies: challenges in ethics and law,” in the May issue of the Tobacco Control. An abstract of the piece is below as is a link to the complete article. Any questions or comments can […]

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04.11.13

The Fourth Annual Empirical Health Law Conference at Georgetown Law

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Empirical Health Law Conference Friday, April 19, 2013 * 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM * Room 2000 Eric E. Hotung International Law Building * Georgetown University Law Center The Fourth Annual Empirical Health Law Conference at Georgetown Law will bring together top scholars to present working papers reflecting the most current set of research projects […]

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04.04.13

Airline ‘Fat Taxes’: The Dilemmas of the ‘Pay as You Weigh’ Airline Pricing Policies

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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. Why most airlines charge your extra-luggage but they do not charge your extra-weight? At a time of high fuel costs and experimental lifestyle regulatory action, economists, business […]

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04.03.13

Updating the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program for a New Era: Examining critical issues facing this major program in the domestic HIV response

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This post was written by Jeffrey S. Crowley, Distinguished Scholar and Program Director, NationalHIV/AIDS Initiative at the O’Neill Institute.  Questions may be directed to Jeffrey.crowley@law.georgetown.edu. This is an exciting and dynamic time in responding to the HIV epidemic.  The United States continues to face a very serious epidemic, with 1.1 million Americans living with HIV […]

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03.29.13

Accountability and the FCGH at the CUGH conference

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I had the honor to join two luminaries in the health and human rights world on a panel at the annual conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health here in Washington, DC, two weeks ago. Sofia Gruskin, probably the first “right to health person” I came across back when I was in law […]

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03.27.13

Recap of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Annual Conference in DC March 14 -16

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In partnership with Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health presented its fourth annual conference in Washington, DC on March 14-16, 2013.  Innovation, Implementation, and Impact was this year’s theme. Co-Chaired by Larry Gostin, faculty director of the O’Neill Institute, the conference convened leading academics, government officials, […]

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