06.07.13

A Surprising U.S. Intervention at the 66th World Health Assembly Breathes Life Into a Proposed WHO Biomedical R&D Treaty

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For those hoping for a biomedical research and development treaty, the 2013 World Health Assembly (WHA) concluded with a glimmer of hope.  The WHA both called for greater study into current research and development trends and adopted an unexpected U.S. proposal to convene a series of advisory meetings, tasked with developing demonstration projects intended to […]

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06.05.13

O’Neill Institute Blog on Trade, Investment, and Health

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Please check out the O’Neill Institute’s blog on Trade, Investment, and Health.  Part of the O’Neill Institute’s Initiative on Trade, Investment, and Health, the blog examines current and emerging issues at the intersection of these fields. Recent posts include: GMO Wheat leads to Import Restrictions in Japan and Korea. EU– India FTA Negotiations: Opening a New […]

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06.05.13

Mobile Phones as a Tool for Providing South African Mothers with Maternal Health Information

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This post was written by Annie Wattenmaker, an intern at the O’Neill Institute and a rising sophomore at the University of Virginia. Any questions or comments can be directed to alw8ew@virginia.edu. MAMA, the Global Alliance for Maternal Action, has turned into a global movement that uses mobile technology to improve the health of mothers in […]

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06.04.13

Commemorations around “World No Tobacco Day”

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This post was written by and Paula Avila Guillen (Institute Associate) and Belen Rios (Research Assistant, Global Health LL.M. ‘13) at 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    On Friday May 31st, as we mentioned in our blog, all around the globe, […]

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06.04.13

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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06.03.13

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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05.31.13

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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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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