08.14.12

Swifter, Higher, Stronger…Fatter?: The Olympic Games and Junk Food Advertising to Children

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Over the past two weeks, the 2012 Olympic Games have showcased remarkable athletic achievements in varying feats of skill, speed, strength and agility and are a testament to the boundless potential of the human body.  The Olympic Games are—or at least should be—a source of inspiration for children around the world to lead healthy, active […]

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07.17.12

PrEP News: FDA Approves First Drug for HIV Prevention

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The Food and Drug Administration announced today its approval of tenofovir-emtricitabine (aka Truvada) for HIV prevention.  Truvada, which has been approved since 2004 for use in HIV treatment, is now approved for use as preexposure prophylaxis (“PrEP”)–a strategy in which an HIV-negative person uses an antiretroviral drug (in this case a daily pill) to reduce […]

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07.16.12

Summer Conversation Series with Mónica Roa: “Women’s Rights in Latin America: Impact of Strategic Litigation”

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“Women’s Link has afforded me the privilege of constructing new paradigms in my work, of understanding our role as the new generation of feminists who use the law as an agent of social change to make gender justice a reality. The challenge of constructing an organization with its own principles is a constant reminder that […]

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07.13.12

Forum on the Supreme Court’s Decision on the Affordable Care Act: Implications for Health Care & Public Health

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This post was written by Katie Keith, Assistant Research Professor, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center on Health Insurance Reforms, and Cameron Stokes, Georgetown Law 3L.  Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to kmk82@georgetown.edu. On July 11, 2012, the George Washington University School of Public Health and Human Services hosted a […]

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07.10.12

O'Neill Institute Briefing Paper No. 7, "The Supreme Court's Landmark Decision on the Affordable Care Act, Healthcare Reform's Ultimate Fate Remains Uncertain"

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In a companion piece to their earlier blog post, Emily W. Parento and Lawrence O. Gostin provide a comprehensive analysis of the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the newest O’Neill Institute Briefing Paper.  President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law in March 2010, and […]

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07.05.12

Ten Years Since the TAC case: A judgment that saved a million lives

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Originally published on-line at Health-e News and in The Star and The Mercury newspapers By Brian Honermann and Mark Heywood “The magnitude of the HIV/AIDS challenge facing the country calls for a concerted, co-ordinated and co-operative national effort in which government in each of its three spheres and the panoply of resources and skills of civil society […]

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07.02.12

The ACA and the Supreme Court: What’s Next for States and the Federal Government?

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This post was written by Katie Keith, Assistant Research Professor, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center on Health Insurance Reforms.  Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to kmk82@georgetown.edu. On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States largely upheld landmark health reform legislation known as the Patient Protection and […]

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06.30.12

The Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act Upheld: The Individual Mandate is a Tax. States Have a Choice Whether to Expand Medicaid

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This post was written by Emily W. Parento, O’Neill Institute Research Assistant and Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute.  President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law in March 2010, and lawsuits immediately followed.  In March of this year, in consolidated cases National Federation of Independent Business […]

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06.28.12

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds the Constitutionality of the ACA

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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a historic decision.  The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law has been engaged in this important conversation primarily with our research project Legal Solutions in Health Reform.  As early as 2008, Legal Solutions began to […]

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05.17.12

Webcast Link: Honorable Nicola Roxon, “Why Are Plain Packs Making Big Tobacco So Angry? Australia’s World Leading Work to Combat Smoking.”

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The Honorable Nicola Roxon, Attorney-General of Australia will be speaking today at Georgetown Law on plain packaging of tobacco products. The presentation is titled “Why Are Plain Packs Making Big Tobacco So Angry? Australia’s World Leading Work to Combat Smoking.” For those who cannot make it to the event, we will also be providing a […]

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